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Last Updated on : 11th Sep, 2015
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How will healthcare reform affect me and my family? How will the Affordable Care Act, the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Law, and other health care reform legislation and initiatives affect my family’s coverage and ability to get care for mental health and substance use problems?

The United States health care system is in the midst of a major transformation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other programs focus on the so-called “triple aims”: 1) improving access to care; 2) improving the patient experience of care; and 3) reducing per capita medical expenditures. The ACA and mental health parity legislation also mean there will be increased insurance coverage for mental health and substance use problems. This is important because estimates indicate that about one in five youths in the U.S. suffers from mental health problems, over half of which go untreated. Hear what these changes mean for you and your family.


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