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New report shows Medicaid expansion can improve behavioral health care access

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a report showing that states can greatly improve access to behavioral health services for residents by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. States that choose to expand Medicaid may achieve significant improvement in their behavioral health programs without incurring new costs. State funds that currently directly support behavioral health care treatment for people who gain coverage under expansion may in turn become available for other behavioral health investments.  

Read a summary and download Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Behavioral Health.