The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a significant impact on mental health coverage in the United States. Before the ACA, many people with mental health conditions were uninsured or underinsured. This made it difficult for them to access the care they needed.
The ACA changed all that. The law requires all health insurance plans to cover mental health services as essential health benefits. This means that people with mental health conditions can now get the care they need without worrying about the cost.
The ACA has also made it easier for people to get mental health care. The law requires insurance plans to cover a wider range of mental health services, including inpatient and outpatient treatment, and medication. The law also requires plans to offer preventive mental health services, such as depression screening, at no cost.
As a result of the ACA, more people with mental health conditions are now getting the care they need. A study by the Commonwealth Fund found that the uninsured rate among people with mental illness fell by 25% between 2010 and 2016. The study also found that the number of people with mental illness who received treatment increased by 20% during the same period.
The ACA has been a major step forward in improving access to mental health care in the United States. However, there is still more work to be done. The law does not cover all mental health services, and some people with mental health conditions still struggle to get the care they need.
If you are struggling with a mental health condition, there are resources available to help you. You can find a list of mental health providers in your area by visiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website. You can also call the NAMI Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) for support and information.
If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for coverage through the ACA. You can find out more about your options by visiting healthcare.gov.
If you are struggling with a mental health condition, don’t wait to get help. There are resources available to you. Visit the NAMI website or call the NAMI Helpline today.
If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for coverage through the ACA. Visit www.everyhealthgroup.com to learn more about your options.
You don’t have to go through this alone. There is help available.