By Elise Viebeck and Sam Baker - 06/03/13 10:30 PM EDT
At the start of the conference, the
White House unveiled a series of new public-private partnerships
designed to raise awareness about mental illness. Civic leaders in
several cities will hold community conversations in partnership with
trained professional football players. Physician groups will encourage
their members to incorporate mental health screenings into everyday
checkups. And companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter have committed
to messaging about mental illness on their platforms. Read
Healthwatch's write-up of the event here.
Medicaid math: States would save money by accepting the Medicaid expansion in President Obama's healthcare law, according to a new study. Together, 14 states that have rejected the expansion will spend $1 billion more on uncompensated care than they would under the expansion, and they'll lose out on $8.4 billion in federal payments, researchers from The Rand Corp. said in the latest issue of Health Affairs.
Lawsuits persist: The Affordable Care Act survived last year's Supreme Court ruling, but it still faces legal challenges that could derail important provisions. Some of the law's supporters are focusing on a challenge to the law's insurance subsidies, arguing that the left needs to do a better job explaining its argument than it did with the Supreme Court case. The birth-control mandate is also under attack in the courts, and a loss for the White House there could undermine a key political talking point.
In case you missed it over the weekend, we took a full look at the pending legal challenges.
The House Education and Workforce Committee will review President Obama's 2014 budget request with testimony from Health Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusFighting for assisted living facilities The chaotic fight for ObamaCare California exchange CEO: Insurers ‘throwing ObamaCare under the bus’ MORE.
The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living will continue their annual Congressional Briefing on Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency.
Sen. Richard BlumenthalRichard BlumenthalSenate Dems push Obama for more Iran transparency Congress sends first major opioid bill to Obama's desk Opioid package clears key Senate hurdle MORE (D-Conn.), the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, the Guttmacher Institute and the American Civil Liberties Union will host a briefing to mark the 48th anniversary of the Griswold v. Connecticut ruling on privacy and a state ban on birth control.
State by state
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Ohio governor: Reagan's compassionate Medicaid expansion
Nurses take on Calif. schools over insulin shots [free registration required]
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King & Spalding / Savant HWP
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The Hamm Consulting Group / California State University Fullterton
Heather Podesta + Partners / Aptalis
Crossroads Strategies / Eisai
Nathanson+Hauck / McGovern and Associates
Williams and Jensen / Arch Coal
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