Last month, the Excellence Act, which aims to improve and expand mental health care, was signed into law. Linda Rosenberg, president & CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, discusses the significance of this historic legislation.
The national debate on health care reform has overlooked an area of vast potential savings—the treatment of substance abuse. Untreated or under-treated substance abusers are world-class consumers of health care dollars; they are repeat customers, who crowd emergency rooms and overwhelm clinics. A recent study by CASA, Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance… Read More