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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio
NPR (blog)
It's almost 4 p.m., and police officers Ernest Stevens and Ned Bandoske have been driving around town in their unmarked black SUV since early this morning. The officers are part of San Antonio's mental health squad — a six-person unit that answers the ...

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Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions - NPR

Kaiser Health News

Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions
NPR
Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...
The City Where the Police Are Part of Mental-Health CareThe Atlantic
Wrestling With A Texas County's Mental Health SystemKaiser Health News

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Health care data breaches have hit 30M patients and counting - Washington Post (blog)

The Denver Channel

Health care data breaches have hit 30M patients and counting
Washington Post (blog)
Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every ...
U.S. government will not release records about security of health care websiteThe Denver Channel
Health Care CIOs Boosting Security in the Wake of BreachesWall Street Journal (blog)
Health Care Data Breaches Hit 30 Million Patients and CountingValley News

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Council to hold hearing on closing of city mental health clinics - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun-Times

Council to hold hearing on closing of city mental health clinics
Chicago Tribune
More than two years after Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed six of the city's mental health clinics, patients, unions and other critics that continue to oppose the move are getting a hearing on the matter. They contend many patients “fell into severe ...
Chicago Dept. of Health under fire over Mental Health CareWGNtv.com
Mental health advocates blast Emanuel's clinic closingsChicago Sun-Times
Advocates Slam 2012 Mental Health Clinic ClosuresCBS Local
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'Pastoral Counselors' Help Fill Mental Health Gap In Rural States - Kaiser Health News

'Pastoral Counselors' Help Fill Mental Health Gap In Rural States
Kaiser Health News
Mental health therapists most often leave issues of faith outside their office doors, even for patients who are religious. But one class of counselors believes a nonsectarian model doesn't serve everyone equally well. “On a feeling level, people want a ...

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Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work - New York Times

New York Times

Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work
New York Times
In an earnings call last week, Walmart announced that its workers were signing up for health insurance en masse. The news was bad for the company's shareholders, since the added $500 million it will cost to cover them will eat into expected profits.


Poll: Californians strongly support measure regulating health insurance rates - San Jose Mercury News

SFGate

Poll: Californians strongly support measure regulating health insurance rates
San Jose Mercury News
By Tracy Seipel. Californians are showing overwhelming support for one of the most hotly contested propositions on the November ballot -- a measure allowing the state's insurance commissioner to reject proposed health insurance rate hikes. A new Field ...
Obamacare: Californians of all political stripes increase support of health ...Los Angeles Daily News
Let's Put Some Muscle on Those Skinny Health Care NetworksHuffington Post (blog)
Voter approval of health care law climbing, poll showsSFGate
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Using Health Savings Accounts to Invest for Retirement - New York Times

Using Health Savings Accounts to Invest for Retirement
New York Times
But the accounts, which have tax advantages, can also be used to save money for health expenses in retirement — and the savings can be substantial, a new analysis finds. A report this month from the Employee Benefit Research Institute finds that a ...


Report workforce health data publicly, to benefit workers, companies and investors - Washington Post

Report workforce health data publicly, to benefit workers, companies and investors
Washington Post
How would you react if your boss asked for your blood pressure? What about your smoking habits? Or your Body Mass Index? What if everyone in your workplace was asked to report his or her health metrics – privately and confidentially – as part of an ...


Community Health Systems hacked, records of nearly 4.5 million patients stolen - Fox News

Fox News

Community Health Systems hacked, records of nearly 4.5 million patients stolen
Fox News
Hospital giant Community Health Systems said on Monday that the personal information of nearly 4.5 million patients was stolen by hackers in an attack believed to originate from China. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the ...