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Obamacare Is Making Mental-Health Care Better for Some

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The Affordable Care Act is providing unprecedented access to treatment, but it’s failed to narrow disparities between white and black patients. Two of the groups that stood to gain the most from the passage of the Affordable Care Act were people of color, and people with mental, behavioral, and substance-abuse issues. The law was intended to expand affordable coverage to minorities who’d historically lacked it, but the ACA also contained provisions requiring that the new insurance plans and expanded coverage that popped up under its auspices cover a range of behavioral-health services, including some substance-abuse treatments. A recent study from Timothy Creedon at […]