Repealing the ACA Could Cause a Mental Health Care Crisis
Care For Your Mind | January 10, 2017
Jeffrey Harman, PhD
College of Medicine, Florida State University
[Excerpt] Our nation’s healthcare system has made impressive progress in the last several years. As a direct result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we’ve reached a record low uninsured rate; the number of unpaid medical bills (or bad debt) has plummeted; and 20 million Americans now have insurance purchased through the ACA marketplace.
But there are imminent threats facing this hard-won progress. Our newly-elected president is staunchly opposed to the ACA. He and congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal Obamacare, with no clear plan for what would replace it.
Care For Your Mind acknowledges and appreciates the collaboration of the National Network of Depression Centers for developing this post.