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“Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies”

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This June 25, 2015 New York Times article talks about the supreme court ruling upholding the subsidies to low and middle class people for healthcare insurance.

“Can Obamacare Save U.S. From Gap in Mental Health Care? Philadelphia Hospitals Counting on It”

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This May 12, 2014 Philly.com article talks about the hope that Obama care will decrease the size of the gap between mental and physical health care by improving access to services.

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The signatures of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the health insurance reform bill signed in the East Room of the White House, March 23, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Mental Health Now Covered Under ACA, but Not for Everyone”

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This April 29, 2014 USNews article talks about the problems being experienced by people with mental illnesses seeking insurance coverage while states, the federal government and insurance companies grapple over details about coverage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama care).  Those who have gotten coverage are facing issues with regards to shortages of mental health professionals to meet the increased demand on existing

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English: President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

services.

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“Study: Mental health care lacking in some counties”

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This March 26, 2014  USA Today article talks about a nationwide study that found not every county has the infrastructure to offer mental health care to everyone who needs it.

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This February 27, 2014 Warren Times Observer article talks about Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed Medicaid alternative.  The article includes comments from Representative Kathy Rapp – R of the 65th district

“Pennsylvania pushing Medicaid plan to D.C.”

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This February 19, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about Governor Corbett’s latest push to gain approval for his alternative to accepting

 

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English: Tom Corbett at the McCain rally at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

the federal Medicaid expansion.

 

 

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“State holds Medicaid hearing”

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This January 8, 2014 article on the Altoona Mirror website talks about a hearing held regarding Medicaid in Pennsylvania.  The plan that was the focus of the hearing was the one proposed by Governor Tom Corbett which has been a topic of heated debate.

 

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English: Tom Corbett at the McCain rally at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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“Top Obamacare scribe calls Corbett plan ‘a sham'”

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English: Tom Corbett at the McCain rally at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This December 15, 2013 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the Obama administration’s response to Governor Tom Corbett’s health care plan, specifically pointing out it includes items that go against the 2010 federal health care law.

 

 

“Mental Illness in America: Why the Affordable Care Act’s Parity Rule Marks a New Era in Mental Health Care”

English: President Barack Obama's signature on...

English: President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 9, 2013 blog post on the Public Health Watch blog, talks about some of the changes to mental health care in the United States as a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act (also commonly called “Obama care” by the media). The post covers a variety of items including but not limited to statistics on the estimated number of adults with a diagnosable mental illness in the United States, and other information like funding for mental health services, access to treatment, and statistics about the number of untreated adults with mental illnesses.  The post packs a lot of information into it, but presents it in a way that I feel many of my readers could walk away from the post feeling like they gained a bit of knowledge without feeling too overwhelmed by the language used  in the post.  I recommend that folks read through the post in its entirety and even take time to follow the links throughout the text of the post to gain a deeper understanding of the topic.  I felt the post was well worth the time it takes to read it, and I felt like for myself I may need to revisit it to get a full grasp of everything covered in it.  Thank you to the folks who maintain the Public Health Watch blog for their post.

“Health Insurance Exchanges Open”

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This October 1, 2013 article found on the Danville Region Daily Item website talks about the opening of Health Insurance Exchanges starting today

 

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