More Than Half A Million Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Live In States Without Medicaid Expansion.

Stateline (4/9) reports that more than half a million US adults “who said they wanted help with their serious mental conditions last year couldn’t get it because they lacked the resources and weren’t eligible for Medicaid to pay for treatment, a new study finds.” Those “people — an estimated 568,886 adults ages 18 through 64 diagnosed with a serious mental illness, serious psychological stress or substance use disorder at the start of last year — lived in 24 states that didn’t expand Medicaid” under the ACA, according to the study released this week by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).

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— “Wanting Mental Health Treatment and Not Getting It,”Michael Ollove, The Pew Charitable Trusts, April 08, 2015.

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