One more reason to support Health Care Reform….
Under the Affordable Care Act, the broad expansion of Medicaid in 2014 is expected to double the number of non-elderly adults with behavioral health disorders who will be covered by the program. It’s likely that many of these newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries will have some level of mental health and substance abuse treatment coverage for the first time. What’s more, these services must be provided on parity with other medical benefits. In addition, the federal government will fully finance coverage for newly eligible beneficiaries through 2016, after which its share will decline only slightly.