Call For Wider Coverage Of Mental Health Treatment By Government Health Plans

In an editorial, Bloomberg View (6/21) asserts that the United States “is the only affluent country where the number of psychiatrists per capita fell from 2000 to 2011, even as it spends twice as much as others on health care.” While proposed mental health legislation pending on Capitol Hill is “welcome,” its passage “would still leave many Americans without the care they need.” Bloomberg View calls for “wider coverage by government health plans,” because “adequate spending on mental health would save other social and government costs down the road.”

Related Links:

— “Better Mental Health Care Is Worth the Expense,” Bloomberg View, June 21, 2016.

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