Category Archive: Medicaid

Sep 05

States Are Transforming the Way They Treat Drug Addicts

Governing By Anna Gorman Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside, Calif. — all paid for by California’s Medicaid program. Johnson, who has two young sons, said other inpatient drug rehab programs had refused to accept …

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Sep 01

Addiction, Mental Health Clinic Will Open This Fall in Columbia, PA

Lancaster Online By Susan Baldrige  A new outpatient clinic that will treat both addiction and mental health issues is opening in Columbia this fall, according to the director of Lancaster County’s Drug and Alcohol Commission, Rick Kastner. “It’s treatment for co-occurring disorders,” Kastner said. “Someone could be an alcoholic with emotional issues or someone could …

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Jul 29

Lots of Help for Mentally Ill, If They Can Find It

Times-News By Isaac Groves “Alamance County is one of the best in the state of North Carolina,” said Art Springer, president of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “There are a lot of services available, but people don’t know how to access the system.” Years ago there was a county mental …

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Apr 05

States Seek Medicaid Dollars for Addiction Treatment Beds

Stateline By Christine Vestal BALTIMORE — Anthony Green says he woke up one morning in January and decided to quit drinking. “I said to myself, ‘If I want something better, I’ve got to do better.’ ” That’s what landed him at Gaudenzia, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center here in North Baltimore. Green, 38, …

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Mar 07

Register for Webinar: Strategies for Linking Justice-Involved Populations to Health Coverage

Hosted by the Urban Institute and Manatt Health Overcoming the challenges of eligibility and enrollment in health coverage is a necessary first step to realize the recidivism-reduction, health improvement, and cost containment potential of connecting people in the justice system to health care in the community. This webinar will present strategies for states and localities to increase …

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Mar 01

Newly Released Inmates Getting Access to Healthcare Coverage

WWL.com The Department of Corrections and the Louisiana Department of Health are teaming up to get health coverage for newly released inmates. DOC Medical Director Dr. Raman Singh says they are helping incarcerated inmates enroll in Medicaid so that once they are released, they can continue to receive the care they need. “They are being …

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