Whites Only Racial Group In Which Majority With Severe Psychological Stress Get Treatment

Kaiser Health News (6/6, Luthra) reports that in a study published online June 6 in Health Affairs, investigators “analyzed National Survey on Drug Use and Health data from 2005 to 2014 and predicted how many people were likely to face ‘serious psychological distress.’” Next, “they measured how many people received mental health care treatment – at least one inpatient, outpatient or pharmacy visit – during those years, comparing whites, Hispanics, blacks and Asians.” The study authors then found that since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, “whites were still the only racial group in which a majority of people with severe psychological distress get treatment.”

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— “Factors Beyond Coverage Limit Mental Health Care Access,” Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News, June 6, 2016.

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