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Home health and nursing homes plead for more funding

Home health and nursing homes plead for more funding

Long-term care and home care providers are mounting calls for financial aid under a year-end congressional spending deal, testing their influence against other health care interests trying to to insert favorable provisions in the unavoidable bill. Why is this important: Feuds over health care “extenders” are an annual rite, but the stakes are higher this …

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Funding mental health is good, but it won't reduce the killings |  Comment

Funding mental health is good, but it won’t reduce the killings | Comment

Over the decades, Americans have bought into many lies – smoking cigarettes is harmless, for example. Some false beliefs are relatively benign, while others, like smoking, are deadly. The belief that people with mental illness cause mass murder is also seriously damaging and false. The truth is that the United States surpasses every country in …

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988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline Sees 45% Increase in Contacts, But Funding Issues Remain

988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline Sees 45% Increase in Contacts, But Funding Issues Remain

Since the suicide of 988 & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers saw a 45% increase in contacts — mostly people texting or messaging asking for help — compared to a year ago, according to new data from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “What we’ve seen is a …

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Out-of-grid emergency payments were twice the baseline

Out-of-grid emergency payments were twice the baseline

In a new study that sheds light on “surprise billing,” researchers found that insurers paid out-of-network reimbursements in emergency medicine that were about double in-network median rates. Self-funded insurers coughed up more money than fully insured insurers, suggesting they were more willing to cut fees paid by insured patients. Overall, “insurers were allowing much higher …

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Walz: Statewide 'swatting' shows need for gun safety, mental health funding

Walz: Statewide ‘swatting’ shows need for gun safety, mental health funding

ROCHESTER — Gov. Tim Walz has again called for a gun safety hearing in the Minnesota Senate following a series of “runover” incidents at schools across the state on Wednesday. Walz said her 15-year-old son, who attends high school in Mankato, Minn., came home traumatized after police responded to a false call reporting an active …

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After promoting funding for student mental health, Newsom vetoes bill to expand services

After promoting funding for student mental health, Newsom vetoes bill to expand services

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday vetoed a bill to help children with private insurance access mental health care at school, saying the program would cost too much. Newsom has been a strong advocate for increasing mental health care in schools, and argued that parts of the bill would have duplicated work his administration is …

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