Millions Denied Health Insurance

Saturday, March 1, 2014

There’s more controversy for The Affordable Care Act. The healthcare reform denies 55 percent of all uninsured people with major mental health disorders access to the new health insurance access initiative. A new comprehensive study reports that approximately 2.7 million adults of all uninsured persons with a mental health condition or substance use disorder who are eligible for coverage in the non-expansion states reside in 11 Southern states that have rejected the Medicaid Expansion. One of those states is Alabama. Researchers say that states that perpetually opt out of Medicaid Expansion will hurt people with mental illness.

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