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Entries for June, 2011

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Affordable Care Act

News from HelpingYouCare™: In a decision issued Wednesday, June 29, 2011, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld the Affordable Care Act, specifically holding that the Act’s requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance is constitutional and does not violate the extent of Congress’ authority to regulate commerce under the Commerce Clause [...]

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US appeals court upholds Obama health-care law

News from The Seattle Times: The Obama administration prevailed Wednesday in the first appellate review of the 2010 health-care law as a three-judge panel from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that it was constitutional for Congress to require that Americans buy health insurance. The ruling by the court in Cincinnati is the [...]

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Georgia Law Allows Out-of-State Health Insurance Policies July 1

News from Insurance Journal: State-licensed insurance companies will soon be able to sell health policies offered in other states that provide less coverage than Georgia requires. The new law is one of dozens set to take effect in Georgia on July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. Others include a law that paves [...]

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Covering mental illness

News from Boston Globe: If health care costs too much, what do we need to change to get prices under control? This is a very tired but obviously unresolved question that gets a lot of attention everywhere, including this space. Progress is difficult, in part, because nearly every practice and institution has its well-organized defenders. [...]

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Mental Health Center Opens New Facility

News from Patch.com: Care Plus NJ (CPNJ), a non-profit local community mental health center, announces the opening of the new Care Plus Center for Primary and Behavioral Health at 610 Valley Health Plaza. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for June 28 at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility will follow. “The Care [...]

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Mental ills based in community

News from Daily Examiner: Patrick McGorry and NSW Minister For Mental Health, Kevin Humphries. Trevor Veale COMMUNITY-BASED mental health care is set to be the main plank in the NSW Government’s mental health policy. This is the message NSW Mental Health Minister Kevin Humphries brought with him to the weekend’s Rural Mental Health Conference at [...]

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Madison Center space unsafe

News from South Bend Tribune: SOUTH BEND — Potential facility safety violations at former Madison Center inpatient units have created periodic shortages of beds that put the acutely mentally ill, and potentially the entire community, at risk, say St. Joseph County officials. County leaders are asking the city of South Bend for financial help in [...]

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How Budget Cuts Affect the Mentally Ill

News from New York Times: Published: June 24, 2011 To the Editor: “A Schizophrenic, a Slain Worker, Troubling Questions” (front page, June 17): The story of Deshawn James Chappell, a man with schizophrenia accused of killing one of his caregivers, is a tragedy that could have been prevented if Mr. Chappell had been receiving the [...]

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Mental health crisis continues for rural women Nepal – Women News Network

News from Mental health crisis continues for rural women Nepal – Women News Network: Tara Bhattarai – Women News Network – WNN A woman who has lost her husband clings to her child. Image: Brendan Brady/IRIN LAGANKHEL, NEPAL – It is midafternoon, and the outpatient department at Nepal’s only mental health facility, called the Mental [...]

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Mental health care for youth offenders ‘lacking’

News from BBC News:23 June 2011 Last updated at 02:41 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News The youth justice system is too focused on minimising risk More needs to be done to address the mental health and behavioural problems faced by children in the youth justice system, experts have said. A study by [...]

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