BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PDF Print
Friday, 27 September 2013 07:53

 

Behavioral health advocates are concerned that the demand for mental health services will be greater than what providers and prescribers can meet under the new health care law. The Affordable Care Act requires every health insurance plan to offer coverage for mental health.  Sheila Schuster, director of the Kentucky Mental Health Coalition said:

"We have some shortages, there's no doubt about it and most of those shortages are                        in the rural areas, although there are pockets of them even in the urban areas. One of the shortages is among psychiatrists." care, including substance abuse treatment.

Governor Steve Beshear says the list of ten essential benefits covered under the new health care law is "more robust than previously required."

 

"We're particularly thrilled with the mental health care requirement because this is one area where Kentucky has long been lacking, especially in the area of substance abuse treatment."

 

 

 

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