Healthcare Reform

Updates on state and national healthcare reform efforts.

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT by Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Hawaii Psychological Association One of the fundamental objectives of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to fulfill the “triple aim” — that is, to improve the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improve the health of populations; and reduce…

Few Americans Aware of Their Rights for Mental Health Coverage

Few Americans Aware of Their Rights for Mental Health Coverage APA survey reveals only 4 percent of Americans know about mental health parity law WASHINGTON — Even though more than 1 in 4 Americans (27 percent) have received treatment or therapy from a mental health professional, few people know that health insurers are required to…

Few Americans Aware of Their Rights for Mental Health Coverage

Few Americans Aware of Their Rights for Mental Health Coverage APA survey reveals only 4 percent of Americans know about mental health parity law WASHINGTON — Even though more than 1 in 4 Americans (27 percent) have received treatment or therapy from a mental health  professional, few people know that health insurers are required to…

Congress Passed Legislation Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

Congress Passed Legislation Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Last night, Congress passed legislation (H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014) to avert the potential devastating Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut in Medicare provider payments. The bill was negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker of the House John…

Saving the Private Option – Arkansas News

  By Jason Tolbert with Arkansas News The Arkansas General Assembly will kick off its third fiscal session in a little over a week and there is little doubt what will dominate the debate. Committee meetings on the budget are already in full swing, but the topic on everyone’s mind is renewing the Arkansas Private Option.…