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Here’s What Obamacare Did for Mental Health
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People with psychological problems have been increasingly gaining health insurance coverage in recent years, but data in a study released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raise questions about whether they are also receiving medical care.

Though the study doesn’t explicitly name the Affordable Care Act as the impetus behind the increased insurance coverage among those with mental health issues, the law’s effects on the uninsured are well-documented, and the analysis covers periods before and after Obamacare’s insurance provisions went into effect. The law has increased insurance coverage overall by providing tax-subsized private health insurance to middle- and low-income Americans, and allows the lowest-income people to receive government-funded care under Medicaid. It also treats mental health care as more equal to other medical care.

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