NASW opposes the American Health Care Act introduced by the Republican House members. This bill would largely gut the Affordable Care Act, cause millions to lose health insurance, increases the cost of health care for many Americans, threatens the Medicaid expansion and is a tax give away to the wealthiest households. We encourage members to […]
The National Association of Social Workers and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care have released a joint statement opposing repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed our health care system and extended health insurance coverage to over 20 million individuals. Steps are in place to undo the progress we have made. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) oppose […]
The NASW/CT Clinical Social Workers Network held a Town Hall Meeting on the topic of the Trump Administration and the Social Work Response. Held at Sacred Heart University several days after President Trump was inaugurated and attended by approximately 50 social workers and social work students, this panel discussion followed by a dialogue spoke to […]
NASW withholds support of Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to be next secretary of Housing and Urban Development
NASW has issued a statement on our decision to withhold support of the Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to become the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The statement is available here.
NASW has issued a statement in opposition to the Senate confirmation of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Click here to read the statement.
Anthem is now reimbursing LMSWs providing clinical behavioral health services in accordance with Anthem’s “Incident to” reimbursement policy. Anthem will cover the service under the supervising licensed billable provider. Thus the billing must be made under the LCSW or other credentialed clinician. Anthem has made this decision in order to assure compliance with the parity […]
NASW has issued a statement of opposition to the Senate confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. We ask our members to call Senators Blumenthal and Murphy and tell them to oppose Jeff Sessions nomination. To read the statement click here.
Beware of Scam Hitting Therapists We recently had a member nearly scammed by a party that claimed they were seeking marital therapy while visiting Connecticut for 6 weeks. The scammer requested booking 10 sessions and offered to send a 50% down payment to hold the appointments. The scammer contacted the therapist several times to see […]
The Chapter’s Board of Directors has adopted the 2017 Legislative Agenda that addresses a wide range of critical issues as we go into the 2017 legislative session. To read the agenda click here
NASW has written to all of the state’s public school superintendents as to the importance of having school social workers in each school district. The letter speaks to the critical roles that school social workers play within public schools. A slightly modified version is being sent to all of the Board of Education Presidents for […]