Mental Health Services Jeopardized In States Not Expanding Medicaid.

On its website, MSNBC (1/22, Khimm) examines how “the Obamacare wars” between Republicans and Democrats “hurt” individuals with mental illnesses. When states like Georgia, profiled in the piece, refuse to expand Medicaid under the law, safety net hospitals are “caught in the middle.” They don’t get new Medicaid funding, “yet they’ll see a cumulative $18 billion reduction in federal payments by 2020.” Moreover, the article explains, “as the fiscal pressures mount, mental health services for low-income residents are especially vulnerable to cutbacks.”

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— “How the Obamacare wars hurt the mentally ill, “Suzy Khimm, MSNBC, January 24, 2014.

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