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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jan 18, 2021

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Jan 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2020 – The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on California v. Texas, litigation challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The suit seeks to have the ACA entirely invalidated now that the so-called individual mandate has been essentially removed.

In May, the American Psychiatric Association joined with the American Medical Association and 20 other medical societies in an amicus brief in the case. The amici argue that the law as it currently stands should remain constitutional, and if the Supreme Court decides that the individual mandate no longer qualifies as a tax, it should leave the rest of the ACA intact.

“To disrupt the law governing the...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Nov 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7, 2020 – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today congratulates Joseph Biden on winning the 2020 election as the next president of the United States, and Kamala Harris for becoming the first Black woman and first Indian American to be elected vice president.

“The APA congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for their successful election, and we welcome the opportunity to work with the Biden Administration on concrete initiatives to increase access to high-quality mental health care for our patients,” said APA President Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H. “The APA has worked diligently this past year to expand the use of telehealth to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have pushed hard for enforcement of mental health parity and expanded funding for federal agencies tasked with addressing the...

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Author: mbourdase - Published: Nov 7, 2020

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