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‘Drugged Driving’ Surpasses Drunken Driving

From CNN. To read the full article, click here. ‘Drugged Driving’ Surpasses Drunken Driving Among Drivers Killed in Crashes, Report Finds by Robert Jimison Driving while on drugs was associated with more deaths in 2015 than driving with alcohol in one’s system, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains […]


Congress Is on the Verge of Passing a Landmark Mental Health Bill

From Fortune.com, by Sy Mukherjee The legislation passed the House in a near-unanimous vote. Soon after the 2012 massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, Conn., advocacy groups called for nationwide reforms on two major issues: gun violence prevention and mental health care. While progress on the former remains elusive in a sharply […]


Webinar: Increasing Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), in collaboration with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), invites you to join an important webinar to discuss health insurance enrollment during the 2015–2016 open enrollment period for the state Health Insurance Marketplaces. The webinar will explore […]


National Conference

National Conference on Tackling Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations October 5 – 6, 2015, Bethesda, Maryland Click here for more information. Register today! Space is limited!   KEYNOTE PRESENTER: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH PLENARY PRESENTERS: Peter Ashley, DrPH Diane Beistle Wilson Compton, MD MPE Dwana Calhoun, MS, CHES Shelina […]


Film Review: Off-Label

Off-Label, this feature film’s title, refers to the practice by some physicians of prescribing a legal drug for a condition or disease for which the drug has not been specifically approved. Off-Label is quite different from what might be expected for an educational documentary. Rather than presenting a lot of facts or statistics in a […]


What You Should Know About Provider Networks

What You Should Know About Provider Networks What’s a provider network? A provider network is a list of the doctors, other health care providers, and hospitals that a plan has contracted with to provide medical care to the plan’s members. These providers are called “network providers” or “in-network providers.” A provider that hasn’t contracted with the […]


What You Should Know About Early Renewal of Health Coverage

What You Should Know About Early Renewal of Health Coverage What’s an early renewal? Health plans are usually sold as a 12-month contract between you and your insurance company. In 2013, some insurance companies offered a chance to renew coverage earlier than the 12-month renewal date. For example, some insurance companies offered members a chance […]


Getting Emergency Care

Getting Emergency Care In an emergency, you should get care from the closest hospital that can help you. That hospital will treat you regardless of whether you have insurance. Your insurance company can’t charge you more for getting emergency room services at an “out-of-network” hospital. I’m having an emergency. Should I go straight to the […]


I signed up, but don’t have health coverage. What should I do?

I signed up, but don’t have health coverage. What should I do? If you think you signed up for a health plan through the Marketplace, but haven’t received your insurance card Even though you haven’t received your insurance card, your coverage may be effective. If  you need to see a doctor or get a prescription […]


Appealing Your Insurer’s Decision Not To Pay

Appealing Your Insurer’s Decision Not To Pay If your health insurance company does not cover your specific health care provider or service, you have the right to ask for an appeal. For prescription drugs, an “exceptions” process is also available. To learn more about the exceptions process, read “Know Your Rights.” Directions are listed on […]