Despite ACA, Demand For Mental Health Services Little Changed

The US News & World Report (10/29) reports that although the ACA extends coverage to people with mental health issues or substance use disorders, “various loopholes in the health care law at this time have kept people from requesting mental health care.” Some states haven’t expanded Medicaid, for instance, leaving about 5 million Americans in a coverage gap – the majority of whom, “experts believe, need mental health care.” Indeed, demand for mental health services “hasn’t budged, even though provisions in the health law make it more affordable.”

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— “Under Obamacare, Mental Health Lacking,” Kimberly Leonard, U.S. News & World Report, October 29, 2014.

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