The tragedies in Aurora and Newtown in 2012 sparked a lot of debate about America’s mental health policy. Despite vigorous debate on all sides, there’s been no clear solution yet.
However, a point that many seem to miss when debating the issue is the Affordable Care Act and just how much it will do for expanding access to mental health treatment in this country.
According to numbers from the National Alliance on Mental Health, it’s estimated that one in four adults experience a mental illness during the course of a given year. That’s about 55.7 million people.
So it’s no wonder that the Care Act would aim to extend and improve coverage for mental health treatment. Let’s take a look in some of the details.
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