Study: Mental Health Care System Is BrokenApril 19, 2017 |
The state of health care in the US may arguably be improving – partly thanks to the imperfect addition of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and partly due to the deserved collapse of the catastrophic American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 – but it is still rife with problems. Mental health care, in particular, is in need of a considerable shot in the arm.
A new study, published in the journal Psychiatric Services, underscores this. US adults with mental illnesses are around 10 times more likely to be unable to purchase the medication or treatment they need due to spiraling costs.