Friday, November 18, 2011

Americans With Mental Illness Often Lack Health Insurance

Uninsurance rates among adults with frequent mental distress are extremely high, a study published in the October Psychiatric Services has found. Thus many of the people who have the greatest need for treatment, and the health insurance to pay for it, are probably the least likely to have access to it. And regardless of whether the Supreme Court decides if the new health care reform law is constitutional, this study bolsters the argument that the law is likely to benefit a very substantial number of Americans.

More information about the findings and implications of this study can be found in Psychiatric Services at and in Psychiatric News at

(Tepikina Nastya/


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