Editorial: Affordable Care Act Patches Some Holes In Mental-Health System

The Seattle Times (9/22) says in an editorial that a combination of Medicaid expansion and mental health parity in the ACA “has the potential to be revolutionary. For the first time, destitute childless adults, typically not eligible for Medicaid, will become eligible. Seattle’s Downtown Emergency Services Center alone has 27 staff ready to sign up homeless clients for health-care insurance.” It adds, “Imagine the savings – for businesses, for the criminal-justice system, for human potential – of true preventive mental-health care.”

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— “Editorial: Affordable Care Act patches some holes in mental-health system, The Seattle Times, September 21, 2013.

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