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Viewpoint: The cost of not caring about mental health treatment

The June 2016 edition of Health Affairs magazine reported that the national spend on mental health treatment in 2013 was $201 billion. This figure was higher than treatment costs for cardiac disease, ... read more

The path to health care redemption

It’s not hard to compile this ... conversation changers to drive a “health care redemption” For you and me, the future face of the savvy consumer, I suggest a bold and unwavering willingness to addres... read more

Letters: No Easy Solutions For Mental Health Care

The article is spot on about the three main factors for our shortage of care: high cost of living; increasing red tape; and low reimbursement. (“Hawaii’s Mental Health Care Crisis ... Before I retired ... read more

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What You Need to Know about Healthcare for People Experiencing Homelessness

The increase was minimal in states not ... care. Importantly, Medicaid may also provide funding for case management, community-based services, and behavioral health support, including mental ... read more


Gov. Fallin To Reveal New Health Care Plan For Veterans

OKLAHOMA CITY - On Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin will reveal the results of a two-year study that could change the way veterans throughout the nation receive medical and mental health care ... stream... read more

Insurers could charge huge premiums under Yoder-backed bill, health care experts say

It would not prohibit insurance companies from setting lifetime limits on the dollar amount they spend on your care for essential health services, such as doctor and hospital visits, prescription drug ... read more

Business viewpoint: Strong mental health is good for business

Considering inflation, cost of living increases and a growing competitive landscape in talent recruitment, a flat budget for that duration is clearly equivalent to a substantial decrease. The mental h... read more

More than half of US adults with mental illness don't get needed care

Health care reform has expanded mental health care coverage for Americans, an annual report released this week suggests, but about 56 percent of U.S. adults with a mental illness still do not receive ... read more

Teens Taking the Time to Talk Mental Health

with projected costs to be $6 trillion by 2030. Which is why organizations like Well Being Trust believe that making people comfortable talking about mental health will begin to shorten social distanc... read more

Mental Health: How to Handle the Costs of Depression

challenge No. 1 Finding in-network care can be tough Six in 10 adults with a psychological disorder have not received care in the previous 12 months, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ... read more

In 1960, about half a million teens took a test. Now it could predict whether they get Alzheimer's.

An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and in the absence of scientific breakthroughs to curb the disease, the Alzheimer's Association projects that number could reach 14 million by 2050 ... read more



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