Report: Over 500K Uninsured People With Serious Mental Illnesses Went Untreated Because Their States Did Not Expand Medicaid

The Washington Post (4/15, Swanson) “Wonkblog” reports that approximately “568,000 uninsured people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental health condition would have received treatment in 2014 if their states had chosen to expand Medicaid, according to the American Mental Health Counselors Association.” A report by the AMHCA found that “uninsured, low-income Americans in the east, mid-Atlantic and Pacific are receiving more treatment through the Medicaid expansion, while those in the south and central US are not.” An embedded infographic depicts the report’s findings.

Related Links:

— “These states leave the most mentally ill adults untreated. Guess what else they have in common.,” Ana Swanson, Washington Post, April 14, 2015.

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