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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 »

Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act Passes the House

On September 21, the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, HR 2883, overwhelmingly passed in House of Representatives. This bill amends title IV part B (Child and Family Services) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to extend through FY2016 the authorization of appropriations for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program. It also revises requirements for child ... 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 »

Female Veterans and the American Jobs Act

When President Obama spoke recently about the American Jobs Act, he specifically outlined a program designed to increase hiring of veterans.  Although this proposal might not strike the reader as being specific to women, it’s important to remember how many women have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with some form of traumatic stress.  Also, in terms of health, some women ... Read More »

Twinning with Tanzania

Jeane Anastas, PhD, LMSW Social work is a re-emerging profession in Tanzania, which is in East Africa, and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is lending a hand. Through the NASW Foundation’s Social Workers Across Nations (SWAN) initiative, NASW partners with social work associations overseas to help them develop as organizations, so they in turn can develop social work ... Read More »

Give an Hour on the 9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service Announcement Mental Health Professionals:  Help our Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Combat the Psychological and Emotional Effects of War Give an Hour™ is joining with Points of Light and the HandsOn Network and partnering with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and other national and state ... Read More »

NASW Supports Senator & Social Worker Debbie Stabenow’s Policy Record

Last week, The National Review posted an article entitled “Would You Let a Social Worker Handle Your Investment Portfolio?” attacking Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), and specifically the Battery Innovation Act that Senator Stabenow recently introduced.  The Battery Innovation Act encourages businesses, local government and universities to collaborate on advanced science and engineering efforts related to battery production.  It is specifically ... Read More »

Social Work & Social Media: Where are the Ethical Boundaries?

The NASW News recently posted an article about social media’s impact on the social work profession.  This article discussed both the ups and downs of social media, highlighting the benefits of recruiting social workers and increasing communication among professionals.  In the technology world, exciting new therapeutic possibilities via new technologies, such as Skype, are becoming more and more prevalent. These ... Read More »

Press Advisory: House Holds Hearing on Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment

GAO, National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, and Actress Tamara Tunie Scheduled to Testify On Tuesday July 12, 2011, the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means will hold a congressional hearing on child deaths due to maltreatment. Chairman Geoff Davis (R-KY) announced the hearing that will coincide with the release of the Government Accountability ... Read More »

Political Activism: A Civic and Ethical Responsibility

The recent anniversary of our country’s independence reminds us that as Americans we have certain duties that we owe to our country.  Most particularly, citizens have a responsibility to be involved in the political process through voting and can participate in various other forms of activism, such as campaigning, contacting Members of Congress, and joining political organizations. Social workers have ... Read More »