Tag Archives: Health Care

The Affordable Care Act Upheld

On November 9, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional. The ruling stated that the individual insurance mandate in the law is valid and within Congress’ Constitutional authority under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. It is the fifth time the law was upheld. To read more, go to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/health/policy/appeals-court-upholds-health-care-law.html While two courts ... Read More »

NASW Submits Comments on State Health Insurance Exchanges – An Essential Feature of the 2010 Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) stipulates that by 2014, each state will have an “exchange,” a health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses.  Exchanges should provide many currently uninsured and underinsured Americans with an affordable way to obtain comprehensive health coverage.  According to the ACA, individuals can purchase coverage through their state exchange if their household income exceeds the ... Read More »

The Affordable Care Act-18 Months Later

September 23 marked the 18 – month anniversary since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). New census numbers showed 500,000 more young adults have insurance than last year because of the ACA provision that lets parents keep their children on their plans until they are 26 years old. In addition, 18.9 million seniors have already taken advantage of ... Read More »

Affordable Care Act 101 Conference Call

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 101 – Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Choose the following dates for an Interactive Conference Call Discussing the Benefits and Provisions of the Affordable Care Act:  • Tuesday, August 23, at 8 pm ET • Wednesday, August 31, at 12:30 pm ET • Wednesday, September 14, ... Read More »

Conference Call to Discuss Women’s Access to Needed Care and Services

 Affordable Care Act Improves Women’s Access to Needed Care, Services Please join Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on a conference call to discuss the impact of the recently released ... Read More »

Webinar: Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Care Integration and Prevention

Consumer, Recovery, and Family Webinars Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Care Integration and Prevention How the Affordable Care Act and state-based efforts can lead to comprehensive and coordinated health services for people with mental health and addiction disorders.  The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), Faces & Voices of Recovery (Faces & Voices), and the National Alliance on Mental ... Read More »

HHS Conference Call on the Partnership for Patients

Please join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick for a conference call on Friday, July 8, at 12pm ET to celebrate the initial phase of the Partnership for Patients and offer recognition and thanks to the nearly 4,500 organizations — including over 2,000 hospitals — that have officially committed to improving patient safety by joining the ... Read More »

NASW Applauds Efforts to Curb Smoking with FDA Tobacco Warnings

In a press conference today, the White House announced that beginning in 2012, the  FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States.  This marks the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years and is a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking.  Social workers – particularly ... Read More »

State Toolkit – New Health Care Law Provisions for Young Adults

Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until age 26. This provision is important. It has the potential to cover over 2 million of our nation’s 18.9 million uninsured young adults. And it will ... Read More »