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2011-11-10 08:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas has increased spending on mental health care by $39.8 million--4.3 percent--from 2009 to 2012, according to a national report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO</font>) The amount does little to bring Texas in line with the average of other states on per capita mental health spending. Texas spent...

2011-11-10 08:00:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois has cut $187 million from mental health care between 2009 and 2012 according to a national report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO</font>) Proportionately, Illinois ranks number one in mental health budget cuts from FY11-FY12, but overall Illinois ranks the fourth worst in the nation, having...

2011-11-10 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mental health crisis is continuing to deepen as a result of state budget cuts and shifts of funds to Medicaid, according to a special report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO</font>) Examining budgets approved for 2012 by state legislatures around the country, the report documents a total of $1.6...

2011-11-01 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) will highlight the value of medical rehabilitation during a Congressional Briefing featuring individuals whose lives have been profoundly impacted by the benefits of rehabilitation care. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Lee Woodruff, co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Jordan Thomas, founder of the Jordan Thomas Foundation and CNN "Hero," will share...

2011-10-27 12:00:00

New 50-State Survey Finds Cuts In Provider Payments And Changes In Delivery Of Services WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faced with the end of stimulus money and a continuing weak economy, Medicaid officials in virtually every state are enacting a variety of cost cutting measures as states' spending for Medicaid is projected to increase 28.7 percent this fiscal year to make up for the loss of federal funds, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation's...

2011-10-13 11:29:00

Home Medical Equipment and Services Proven to Produce Cost-Savings across the Health Care System, Additional Cuts Will Restrict Patient Access to Care WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare urges the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction not to include any additional budgetary spending cuts that will restrict access to home medical equipment and services in its recommendations to Congress. Over the years, homecare has broadened...

2011-10-13 08:37:00

Glenn Close, Tipper Gore Will Be Keynote Speakers WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of prominent mental health advocacy organizations will host a joint symposium titled "Mental Health Hope: Lost People, Lost Dollars, Lost Hope" on November 16, 2011, to raise awareness about the imminent threat and impact of state and federal government budget cuts to mental health services. Tipper Gore, actress Glenn Close, and her sister Jessie Close will address the...

2011-10-05 10:30:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina today urged Congress to reject cuts to Medicare and Medicaid that could jeopardize the health of millions of North Carolinians living with mental illness. The Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or "supercommittee,"--created by the recently passed federal debt ceiling legislation--is charged with recommending an...

2011-09-14 11:23:00

Major Health and Consumer Groups Concerned Individuals with Major Medical Conditions Are Especially Vulnerable to Medicaid Cuts State-Specific Reports Will Detail Numbers of Individuals with Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, and Chronic Lung Disease Who Depend on Medicaid for Treatment WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans battle such medical conditions as cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, heart disease, and stroke, but those individuals who...

2011-09-01 10:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding proposed changes to the 2012 Physician Fee Schedule, which the organization warns could irreparably damage the U.S. cancer care system. COA is calling on CMS to prevent the Physician Fee Schedule cuts and the recently appointed "Super Committee" to prevent further Medicare cuts to cancer care and to address the 29.5%...