Lieberman: Parity, ACA “Will Have Tremendous Impact Of Historic Significance.”

The Columbus (OH) Dispatch (12/29, Rowland, Candisky) detailed efforts to improve the US mental healthcare system in the past year since the Newtown, CT school shootings. In a webcast, American Psychiatric Association president Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, of Columbia University, said that the combination of the Mental Health Parity Act and the Affordable Care Act “will have tremendous impact of historic significance.” The article also examined measures passed in Ohio to improve mental healthcare, including “Gov. John Kasich’s initiative to expand Medicaid, which will provide health coverage to tens of thousands of adults in need of treatment for mental illness and substance abuse, and provide additional state aid for community-based services.”

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— “‘Broken’ mental-health system made a few improvements this year, “Darrel Rowland, The Columbus Dispatch, December 29, 2013.

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