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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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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicaid administrator) logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“President Obama Signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act”

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This video was uploaded to YouTube on February 12, 2015 after President Obama signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act today.

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals”

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This January 26, 2015 Herald-Standard article offers some brief and relatively vague information about changes that Obama has proposed to make to the Medicare Program which provides health care

English: Cropped version of File:Official port...

English: Cropped version of File:Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg. The image was cropped at a 3:4 portrait ratio, it was slightly sharpened and the contrast and colors were auto-adjusted in photoshop. This crop, in contrast to the original image, centers the image on Obama’s face and also removes the flag that takes away the focus from the portrait subject. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

coverage to Seniors and people with disabilities.

I found a Fact Sheet on the CMS website that offers more information about the changes being made to Medicare

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

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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 Harrisburg, PA and mentions PMHCA.

“Major Mental Health Initiative To Map Brain Circuits And Create New Treatment Devices”

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This May 29, 2014 Med Device Online article talks about a program that hopes to map the circuitry of the human brain, while learning more about how it works, and develop new treatment devices to help in treating mental illness.

Visualization of a DTI measurement of a human ...

Visualization of a DTI measurement of a human brain. Depicted are reconstructed fiber tracts that run through the mid-sagittal plane. Especially prominent are the U-shaped fibers that connect the two hemispheres through the corpus callosum (the fibers come out of the image plane and consequently bend towards the top) and the fiber tracts that descend toward the spine (blue, within the image plane) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products”

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This February 5, 2014 NPR “The Two-way” article talks about a decision being made by the CEO of CVS to stop the sale of tobacco products in all CVS locations by October 1.  The decision is based on their desire to promote health and wellness.  CVS is indicating that they will be offering a variety of smoking cessation tools to help those who would like to consider quitting their tobacco habit.


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CVS Caremark Corporation logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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“Pa. issues warning over Medicaid file problems”

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This January 2, 2014 article on the Mercury News website talks about an alert issued by Pennsylvania indicating that there could be a problem with regards to people who enrolled in Medicare through the various Federal sources.


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“Corbett to lay out his position on Medicaid”

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This September 14, 2013 article found on the CentreDaily.com website talks about a tour the Gov. Corbett is starting tomorrow (Monday September 16, 2013) where he will outline his position to expand medical coverage in Pennsylvania using Obama care funding.  Changes the article indicates he is proposing include an income based premium for people on Medicaid who are unable to work and a requirement for those who are able to work to actively seek employment.

“Food Stamp Cuts Might Not Happen In House “

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Food Stamps (Photo credit: NCReedplayer)


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This July 25, 2013 article found on the Huff Post: Political website talks about the ongoing dispute over food stamps in Congress




“Don’t ignore mental health stigma”


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This June 12, 2013 article on the Visalia Times-Delta website talks about the need to stop ignoring the mentally ill in hopes that we’ll go away or otherwise disappear.

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