Medicaid Restructuring Under the American Health Care Act and Implications for Behavioral Health Care in the US

Medicaid is a major source of coverage and financing for people with behavioral health conditions, and enrollees benefit from a comprehensive array of mandatory and optional services. In 2014, Medicaid covered 20% of adults with mental illness, 24% of adults with serious mental illness, and 16% of adults with substance use disorder. In 2011, average […]

‘Elder Orphans’ Have a Harder Time Aging in Place

Thriving in a place that’s safe and comfortable, surrounded by cozy memories, is a natural desire of older adults. We treasure independence and want a space to call our own, and we prefer that place to reflect the person we’ve become. We understand that aging bids compromise, and once 65 hits, the changes bring reminders […]

Failure to Raise Spending Caps Threatens Mental Health Resources

An estimated 25.5 million adults with a mental health condition didn’t receive servicesof any kind in 2016. Yet federal funding for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG), a key program providing services to adults with serious mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance, will at best stay flat in 2018 — which is effectively a […]