Advocates For Mentally Ill Concerned Budget Cuts May Create Service Shortage.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (7/24, Gaestel) reports, “Mentally ill people will have a much easier time accessing care two years from now, thanks to the new federal health care law,” although “advocates worry that current budget cuts may create a shortage of the very mental health services the newly insured will want to use.” Joseph Rogers, chief advocacy officer at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania “said mentally ill people end up in emergency rooms, homeless centers, and prisons when they cannot access treatment.”

Related Links:

— “Affordable Care Act will expand mental health coverage, but budget cuts a worry, “Allyn Gaestel, The Inquirer, July 24, 2012.

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