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APA and other Addiction Specialist Organizations Meet with HHS Secretary Tom Price

APA and other health care organizations representing the leading addiction specialists in the country met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on June 19 to discuss specific actions to address the country’s opioid crisis.

CBO Says Senate Health Care Proposal Would Result in Millions Losing Health Care; APA Calls Again on Senate to Reject the Deeply Flawed Proposal

APA issued the following statement from APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. in response to the Congressional Budget Office score that shows that 22 million Americans would lose coverage by 2026 under the Senate’s proposed health care legislation.

APA Calls on Senate to Reject Deeply Flawed Health Care Proposal

APA urges the Senate to reject the troubling and harmful health care reform proposal released today by Senate Republicans. The Senate proposal, like the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), falls short of providing needed mental health care benefits and protections to those most vulnerable.

America’s Frontline Physicians Denounce the Better Care Reconciliation Act

The physician leaders of six organizations representing more than half a million of America’s frontline physicians are strongly opposed to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The U.S. Senate’s proposed health reform bill contains provisions that would do great harm to patients by repealing and undermining essential coverage and key patient protections established by the Affordable Care Act and make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans.

APA and Major Medical Organizations Express Concerns about Senate Health Care Bill, Call for Transparent Process

Six of the nation’s largest medical organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, today sent a letter to Senate leaders expressing serious concerns about proposed health care legislation and the secretive process under which it is being drafted.

Heads of Major Mental Health Associations Urge Senate to Reject Flawed American Health Care Act

Two leading mental health associations have called on the Senate to reject the flaws in the American Health Care Act and instead craft a bill that would result in more people having coverage for mental health and substance use treatment, and not penalize people with pre-existing conditions.

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits for People with Schizophrenia

Recovery-oriented cognitive therapy can lead to lasting improvement among individuals with schizophrenia, even among those with the most chronic illness, according to a study out today. While those with more chronic illness took longer to show benefits, they did improve and start to succeed at achieving their goals, according to research published online in Psychiatric Services in Advance.

Anita Everett Takes Office as APA President

Anita Everett, M.D., began her one-year term as President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the conclusion of the APA Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 24. At the same time Altha Stewart, M.D., began her term as APA President-elect.

Theresa M. Miskimen Assumes Post as APA Assembly Speaker

At the close of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting on May 24 in San Diego, Theresa M. Miskimen, M.D., assumed the role of Speaker of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Assembly of District Branches.

Proposed White House Budget Would Severely Harm Nation’s Mental Health Care System and Patients

The proposed White House budget released earlier this week calls for draconian cuts to the nation’s health care system, decreases access to mental health and substance use care and puts patients at risk. The APA calls on Congress to reject the proposed budget in favor of a bipartisan solution that ensures Americans get the health care they deserve.

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