Policy and Politics
Before Obamacare, a third of individual policyholders lacked coverage for substance abuse services, nearly two-fifth lacked coverage for mental health services, and about one in 10 lacked coverage for a prescription drug benefit.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler on Wednesday evening is scheduled to join 155 counterparts from across the country in commemorating the National Mayors’ Mental Health Day of Action.
A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities confirms just what’s at stake in these conversations for a swath of the country that played an awfully big role in getting President Donald Trump elected: rural America.
Led by NYC’s first lady, U.S. mayors unite around mental-health care in absence of Washington action
As House Republicans prepared to vote Thursday on their latest health-care overhaul bill, the first lady of New York City was in Washington stressing the need for more mental-health care.
Legislators have been under the gun from child welfare advocates and state leaders to use this session to make long-sought changes to how the state protects endangered children.
If you’re a Texas Panhandle resident, you may know our state representative, Four Price, is a lawyer, a father, a fourth-generation Texan and an extremely able legislator. But he’s also one of the state’s most effective and influential champions for improving mental health care.
House Republicans approved their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. Here’s a rundown of key provisions in the American Health Care Act and what would happen if the Senate approves them and the bill becomes law.
In the meantime, high lead levels pose a threat to the long-term physical and mental health of children.
Taking a cue from lawmakers in other states, the Texas Senate on Thursday approved the new alert system for locating missing veterans and members of the military with a mental illness.
President Trump announced last Friday that he intends to nominate McCance-Katz, an APA member psychiatrist, to the position.
A coalition of six physicians’ groups sent a letter Wednesday to Congress critical of the latest version of the American Health Care Act, which would give states the option of scaling back Essential Health Benefits such as mental health coverage.
“My state is saying I’m not worthy,” said Lou Weaver, a transgender man. “I’m different, and I don’t deserve the same equality as my peers do, my neighbors do, and the other people around me do. It takes an emotional toll on people.”