February, 2019

Scripps Announces New, Larger Behavioral Health Facility

By drwong
February 16, 2019

Partnership with leading care provider will increase bed capacity in San Diego County NAMI San Diego February 12, 2109   SAN DIEGO – Scripps Health will develop a new inpatient behavioral health facility in partnership with Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) that will provide treatment for three times as many patients as its existing behavioral...   read more

APA Calls for Protection of Transgender Rights After Supreme Court Allows Military Service Ban

By drwong
February 5, 2019

American Psychiatric Association Thurs Jan 24, 2019         APA has denounced a Supreme Court decision handed down earlier this week that gave a green light to the U.S. military to restrict service by individuals who are transgender. A sharply divided high court handed the Trump administration the victory for its policy banning...   read more

Contrary to conservative crabbing, a new study shows Medicaid expansion is really valuable

By drwong
February 1, 2019

Los Angeles Times By Michael Hiltzik Jan 29, 2019         A newly published study of the Medicaid expansion in California says that the program substantially reduced in-hospital mortality for patients who gained coverage, put hospitals on a firmer financial footing, and improved access to care, and better care, for millions of residents. Yet Robert...   read more