AHIP STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING
Posted on June 28, 2012 by AHIP Coverage
Washington, D.C. – America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni today released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling:
“Individuals and families need secure, affordable coverage choices. Maintaining the link between market reforms and universal coverage is essential to avoiding significant [...]
Dear SAMHSA and Behavioral Health Colleagues:
Yesterday was a historic day for all Americans and particularly for persons with behavioral health needs. The Supreme Court decided emphaticallly that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can go forward without further question and without delay.
This is good news for the estimated 11 million uninsured Americans [...]
The Supreme Court decision has been handed down. The field can now focus and re-dedicate energy and time to preparation for monumental changes that take full effect in 2014. Here’s a brief listing of what you can expect:
Coverage for the uninsured expands vastly via the Health Insurance Exchanges established in each state by the [...]
FIVE YEAR NATIONAL STUDY REVEALS: ADDICTION TREATMENT NEGLECTED BY U.S. MEDICAL SYSTEM
SIXTEEN PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION HAS THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION; 90 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION RECEIVE NO FORM OF TREATMENT AT ALL
NO NATIONAL TREATMENT STANDARDS TO ASSURE QUALITY CARE
NEW YORK, NY, June 26, 2012 – Forty million Americans [...]
Thursday, June 28, 2012
From the NAMD Desk
NAMD Statement on the Supreme Court Decision
Washington, DC – Matt Salo, Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), issued the following statement.
The Supreme Court this morning ruled that the only part of the Affordable Care Act that is unconstitutional is the [...]
The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, ruling the Individual Mandate can remain rule of law under taxation authority as opposed to commerce clause. However, states can opt out of the Medicaid Expansion without fear of losing all of their Federal Medicaid allotments. States opting in qualify for very high levels of Federal financial support [...]
Dying for Coverage: The Deadly Consequences of Being Uninsured A report from Families USA, June 2012 Note: This report contains data for all states and the District of Columbia.
Key Findings Full Report (pdf) Newsroom
The number of uninsured Americans reached an all-time high in 2010, as nearly 50 million Americans went without health [...]
June 08, 2012 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time Help Shape NCQA’s New Specialty Practice Recognition Program
Public comment is open June 11 – July 6
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) invites the public’s input on proposed standards for a new product that is tentatively titled the NCQA Specialty Practice Recognition Program.