News of Substance - A Colorado Substance Abuse Newsletter

NEWS OF SUBSTANCE: Check out our Colorado substance abuse and mental health quarterly newsletter connecting the community with our nonprofit.



Five Ways the Affordable Care Act will Affect Arapahoe House

2014 has arrived and that means the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full swing. Whether you vehemently oppose it, or wholeheartedly support it, health care reform will have a profound effect on Arapahoe House and substance use and mental health disorder treatment.

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A Personal Story: When Health Insurance Pays for Treatment

From my first sip of alcohol, it didn't take very long for me to completely self destruct. I didn't have my first drink until I got to college at the Colorado School of Mines. As most students do, I checked out a party one Friday night. My first night of partying gave me new purpose and I knew that I needed to find another party the next week. Next week became every weekend, and then every day.

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Parity: Our New Favorite Word

By Art Schut, Arapahoe House President and CEO
In the midst of health care reform implementation, you may have heard this word floating around: parity. In a nutshell parity means health insurance benefits on an equitable scale.

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More on Medicaid

Did you know that more people are living in poverty now than in the last 55 years? With all the changes the Affordable Care Act will bring, the expansion of Medicaid in Colorado will potentially have the most profound effect on Arapahoe House.

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Could you or someone you know have a problem with drugs or alcohol?

Be your own health care advocate and demand equality from your health insurance company for treatment services. Click here to Visit our new health insurance page for more information.

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