“PA Coalition Supporting Insurance Parity Will Hold Press Conference to Announce Introduction of Bill to Enforce Federal Law”

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This June 10, 2016  article talks about a gathering in Harrisburg, PA to be held on June 13, 2016 on the Capital Rotunda where State Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery County) will be joined by providers, family members and mental health Consumers to advocate for a bill being introduced to better enforce the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 here in Pennsylvania.

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“Law helps boost mental disabilities awareness”

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This July 19, 2015 article on theTimes-Tribune.com website talks about some of the details found in a bill that was recently passed requiring training for certain judges and law enforcement officers to turn the tide and prevent incarceration from being the go-to solution to mental health issues.

“Wolf signs bill to require mental health training for police officers”

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This July 11, 2015 The Sentinel article talks about a bill with vague training requirements for police officers to receive training in how to identify people who have a mental illness, intellectual disability, or Autism but really doesn’t go into specifics about the depth or extent of the training required just that police offers are now required to have this training.  It is hoped that officers will be trained to work with mental health professionals as part of this training and their work in the field.

“Negotiators to meet amid Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate”

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This July 6, 2015 article found on the Lancaster Online website talks about the stalemate between Governor Wolf and the GOP as negotiations continue over the state budget.  The article points out that state employees would still be paid, but that county social services that provide a safety-net for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens would go unpaid until a budget is passed.

“Pa. Medicaid expansion switch to be done by September”

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This March 5, 2015 The Inquirer article found on the Philly.com website talks about the hope that Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania using the Federal expansion plan will be completed in September of this year.  This will be a multiphase process with the expectation that phase one will be completed in April.

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“Expanded Medicaid expected to help mental-health patients”

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This February 11, 2015 GoErie.com article talks about the transition from Medicaid to HealthyPA and then to the Federal Medicaid Expansion plan it reminds us that people can get enrolled in HealthyPA even though it is going to be replaced.

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Video: “Governor Wolf’s launch of Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania, explained in 60 seconds.”

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This video on YouTube was uploaded by Governor Tom Wolf and quickly describes what will be happening with the change to the Federal Medicaid expansion plan from Corbett’s HealthyPA plan

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