“Mental health training aids police, first responders”

Article Link This November 20, 2014 Public Opinion article talks about training being received by first responders in Franklin and Fulton Counties in South-Central Pennsylvania to help them respond more effectively to people with mental health issues or who have

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Posted in Counties, Education Related, first responders, Franklin County, Fulton County, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Tennessee Drug Tests Welfare Applicants, Discovers Less Than One Percent Use Drugs”

Article Link This August 7, 2014 Think Progress article talks about the finds that states who have implemented drug testing as a required test for welfare recipients are uncovering.  According to the numbers in the article the states that require

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“Former Pa. Welfare Secretary Estelle Richman tapped to lead Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s Medicaid expansion pursuit during transition”

Article Link This November 21, 2014  The Patriot-News article talks about Estelle Richman’s new role in advising Governor elect Tom Wolf on Medicaid as part of his transitional team.

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“More Americans Show Signs of Depression”

Article Link This November 2014 Managed Care article talks about research that seems to show an increase in the number of people experiencing symptoms of Depression in the United States.

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“Northampton County to offer mental health court”

Article Link This November 20, 2014 article on The Morning Call website talks about Northampton County’s decision to start offering mental health court in their county to get non-violent offenders who have mental health issues the help they need as

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“Jails Are the Biggest Asylums in the Nation Says Rep. Patrick Kennedy at Health Forum”

Article Link   This November 18, 2014 OpEdNews.com article talks about the ever-increasing number of people with mental illnesses who are ending up in jails or prisons due in large part to the lack of available mental health services available

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“PA congressman draws NY mental health protesters”

Article Link This November 18, 2014, WHTM ABC News 27 segment, talks about protesters in Albany , NY protesting PA Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health reform bill, citing that it would decrease funding to community based treatment while increasing funding

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“Corbett intends to move ahead with Medicaid plan, despite successor’s wishes”

Article Link This November 18, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website, talks about Corbett’s plan to move ahead with implementing his HealthyPA medicare alternative to the federally offered Medicaid Expansion program, despite what Governor Elect Tom Wolf would like

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Posted in Insurance Coverage, Issues, Medicaid Expansion, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Physical Health, Politics, Whole health

“Obamacare exchange opens Nov. 15 — what do you need to know?”

Article Link This November 2014, Patriot News article from PennLive is found on the InsuranceNews.Net website and offers a few FAQ’s about Obama care including who is elgible where to search and other related topics.  The article is out of

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