Report: 3.7 Million Americans With Mental Health Disorders Have No Health Insurance.

USA Today (4/9, Ollove) reports that 24 states have chosen “not to expand their Medicaid programs, offered under the Affordable Care Act,” thus leaving approximately “3.7 million Americans with serious mental illness, psychological distress or a substance abuse disorder without health insurance, according to a recent report from the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), a group that represents mental health professionals.” In those states that have expanded “Medicaid, about three million people who have those conditions and were uninsured are now eligible for coverage, according to the report.”

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— “Nearly 4M mentally ill still lack insurance,”Michael Ollove, USA Today , April 8, 2014.

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