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4 Million Uninsured People With Mental Illness Will Be Denied Health Insurance Because Their Home States Refuse to Participate in the ACA Medicaid Expansion Program
A new, groundbreaking study shows that nearly 4 million people with mental illnesses who are uninsured reside in the 25 states that have refused to participate in the Medicaid Expansion program under the Affordable Care Act. Read details and download the study report.
State Data from "Dashed Hopes" Report
Read details on how many people in need of mental health coverage will be affected in 19 states that have chosen not to participate in the New Medicaid Expansion program.
AMHCA Appoints Renee Kreithen as Director of State Chapter Relations, Communications and Diplomate Program
AMHCA has promoted Renee Kreithen to Director of State Chapters Relations, Communications and the Diplomate Program. She will work to strengthen relationships with state chapters and better position AMHCA through various media platforms.
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Medicaid Expansion: An Investment in States' Mental Health
The Medicaid Expansion is a win-win-win for uninsured people with mental health conditions, for state budgets, and for entire state economies. The promises that policymakers made to address the needs of people with mental illness after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., will go unfulfilled if they oppose the Medicaid Expansion in their states.
CMHCs Are Invited to Tap VA Resources to Treat Members of the Military
Download the MakeTheConnection.net materials created by the VA specifically for mental health clinicians who work with service members. The website features hundreds of short videos of veterans, service members, and their families talking about how they identified a mental health challenge and how they found the help they needed.
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