The 88th Texas Legislature adjourned its regular session on May 29th with the passage of several key healthcare reforms that address access to maternal, reproductive, and behavioral healthcare.      The FY 2024-2025 state budget increased funding for health and human services from the previous biennium by 17.3% to $102 billion in total funds, much … Read more

The political impasse over the proposed state budget ended Monday with the Illinois House of Representatives passing a $50.6 billion balanced state budget for FY 2024 along a strict 73-38 party-line vote.     The total budget including both federal and state funds amounts to $118.9 billion with increased spending in areas of education, healthcare, … Read more

The Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) released its 2023-2025 Strategic Plan on Tuesday, outlining a unified strategy that is data-driven and puts people first.  The plan proposes utilizing a collective impact model to align activities across various state agencies and programs with the BHA’s core values, pillars, and priorities to reach a shared vision and … Read more

Testifying before the House Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday, Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Commissioner Dr. Morgan Medlock said the agency’s strategic plan for transforming the state’s behavioral healthcare system will be released on Jan. 31st.      Medlock appeared before the committee to give an update on the BHA’s … Read more

Behavioral health reform continues to be a top priority in the Michigan Legislature with the hearing of Rep. Mary Whiteford’s (R-South Haven) bill package House Bills 4925-4929.  The Michigan House Health Policy Committee heard these bills in committee, which did not end in a vote. More discussion for this package is planned for future committee … Read more