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Tag Archives: Substance Use

Bi-partisan Opioid Bill Expanding Access to Treatment Becomes Federal Law

This week, bi-partisan opioid legislation, called the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, was signed into law. We commend both parties and both houses of Congress for coming together to stem the devastating opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. The package…
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Illinois Approved for $2B in Mental Health and Substance Use Projects through Medicaid Waiver

Approval of 1115 Medicaid Waiver lends promise to future mental health treatment system in Illinois. Yesterday, mental health and substance use advocates were excited to receive Governor Rauner’s announcement that the federal government approved Illinois’ long-anticipated 1115 Medicaid Waiver proposal. This…
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Federal budget boosts funding for mental health and substance use programs

The new federal budget will increase support for mental health and substance use programs, but falls short in strengthening and stabilizing the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, the President signed a bi-partisan budget passed by Congress and the Senate, averting…
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Trump Administration Creates Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

We are encouraged by the Trump Administration’s announcement yesterday on the creation of the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis aimed at addressing the nation’s growing opioid epidemic. In 2015, opioid overdoses claimed the lives of more…
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24 Million to Lose Health Insurance Under American Health Care Act

  Chicago, IL – Thresholds has stated that we oppose any national healthcare legislation that reduces the number of insured individuals or reduces Medicaid funding and benefits. More than 5,000 of our 15,000 clients gained coverage through Medicaid Expansion under…
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Thresholds Joins Statewide Coalition Calling on Elected Officials to “Protect Our Care” and Stand Against Healthcare Repeal and Medicaid Caps

CHICAGO, IL – Today, Thresholds is pleased to be among the more than 50 organizations launching Protect Our Care Illinois, a statewide coalition of healthcare providers and advocates dedicated to preserving healthcare coverage and preventing caps to Medicaid. Protect Our…
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Thresholds offers Blue Island a compassionate, community-based approach to substance use treatment and recovery

Thresholds offers Blue Island a compassionate, community-based approach to substance use treatment and recovery CHICAGO—Thresholds, Chicago’s largest and oldest provider of comprehensive mental health services, announces it will offer outpatient-based services for substance use treatment from their location in Blue…
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