Burwell: ACA Expanding Access To Mental Health Services.

The Hill (5/8, Ferris) reports that HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell “said Thursday that the nation is coming closer to eliminating the ‘shame and secrecy’ around mental illnesses, in part because of ObamaCare.” Burwell said that new coverage rules under the ACA are providing 60 million people with access to behavioral health services, including free preventive services such as screenings for alcohol abuse and depression. These benefits are especially important for young people, the HHS chief said in a speech marking Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. “When we think about mental illnesses, we often focus on getting adults the help they need,” Burwell said, adding, “But many conditions surface long before those affected reach adulthood.”

Related Links:

— “HHS chief touts legacy of ObamaCare on mental health,”Sarah Ferris, The Hill, May 7, 2015.

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