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ACA ushers in changes in mental health and substance abuse coverage
USC Annenberg

Of the many projections made about the Affordable Care Act, one number stands out among the rest: 62 million. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS), that’s the number of individuals who will gain mental health and substance abuse coverage under the ACA, or who will benefit from federal protections for their existing coverage.

The changes can be confusing, however, so here’s a quick overview of how the ACA is impacting access, affordability, and quality of coverage in this often overlooked area of health care.