The responsible way to manage health costs is to find new ways to get more for each health care dollar -- seeking better and more convenient care. Our City's fiscal health, and the health of our workforce and their families, hangs in the balance.
Psychiatric disorders have long been viewed as secondary to general medical illnesses, and despite the clear need, there are significant clinical and organizational obstacles to the treatment of mental health problems in general medical setting.
Within the next two weeks, the Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling on the Affordable Care Act will be announced. During these long months of speculation, here's what I see as the key opportunities and obstacles under each possible scenario.