Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will Devastate Coverage

The new GOP health care bill would demolish mental health care and abort efforts to fight the opioid crisis at the peak of the epidemic, mental health groups say.

The plan restructures Medicaid, the joint state-federal health plan for the disabled and low-income. 

"Medicaid is the single largest payer of mental health and addiction treatment services in the country, paying 25 percent of all mental health and 20 percent of all addiction care," the National Council for Behavioral Health says in a statement. 

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