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Healthcare plan for low-income adults includes mental health benefit

Mental health care for low-income adults in California is haphazard. There is no state mandate for mental health treatment, and individual counties set their own standards. That’s changing, however, with a state and federal program that brings health services similar to Medi-Cal to low-income adults ahead of the 2014 national health care reform. The low-income healthcare plan uses federal funds to match money spent by counties on uninsured residents, allowing the counties to expand coverage.