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Behavioral Health Care Reform Information

Healthcare.gov
A federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides information on the Affordable Care Act, implementation, and more.

Ciudadodesalud.gov
Sitio web del gobierno federal administrado por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los EE. UU. Informacion por la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio.

United States Department of Labor Affordable Care Act Information

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Mental Healthcare Reform

Helpful Webinars

The following webinars are available from The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare:

Healthcare Reform: Implications for Community Behavioral Health Organizations as Employers
Bonnie Washington and Eric Hammelman, September 23, 2010
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Recording
Healthcare Reform: Implications for Behavioral Health Providers
John O'Brien, Chuck Ingoglia, and Dale Jarvis, September 21, 2010
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Recording
Understanding Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration
Laurie Alexander, September 15, 2010
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Recording
A comprehensive list of all National Council Webinars can be found here

Other Resources

The following list of resources was compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Implementing Healthcare Reform: First Steps to Transforming Your Organization
A Practical Guide for Leaders

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The agency analyzes healthcare by estimating the budgetary impact of federal health care programs, preparing studies on health policy issues, and other program proposals that impact the health care system.
Disability.gov Disability.gov is an award-winning federal government website that provides an interactive, community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits. Through the site, Americans with disabilities, their families, Veterans, educators, employers and many others are connected to thousands of resources from federal, state and local government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. New resources are added daily across 10 main subject areas – benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation.

The Council of State Government
The Council of State Government provides a summary of the legislation, webinars, videos, and other resources on the Affordable Care Act.

The National Conference of State Legislatures
NCSL covers the latest news and a check list for implementing healthcare reform.

Health Reform Central
Families USA’s Health Reform Central site highlights six sections of the Affordable Care Act, from implementation to a state analysis tool.

Health Reform GPS
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this site provides information, research articles and reports on the Affordable Care Act, and a table outlining the major provisions.

National Governor’s Association
The National Governor’s Association created a State Consortium that provides resources on healthcare reform regulations that have the greatest impact on states - Medicaid expansion, health insurance exchanges, and insurance regulations.

Kaiser Family Foundation
This site has an interactive side-by-side health reform comparison tool, state-level analysis of Medicaid expansion, and informative videos.

National Health Reform Law and Policy Project
George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services developed a site providing up-to-date information on the major pieces of healthcare reform, comparative analysis, and comprehensive summaries.

The Commonwealth Fund Health Care Reform Resources
This site provides links to various articles and videos featuring information on healthcare reform, and a resource center page with comprehensive tools explaining the Affordable Care Act.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & State Insurance Regulation
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has a section on their website that lists the latest news and information about the Affordable Care Act and a frequently asked questions section.

The Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this office is responsible for ensuring new insurance regulations, assisting states in reviewing insurance rates, including oversight of state’s health insurance exchanges, and implementing a temporary high-risk pool program and the early retiree reinsurance program. The office will work closely with state insurance commissioners, governors, and stakeholders during the implementation process.