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.

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Care For Your Mind acknowledges and appreciates the collaboration of the National Network of Depression Centers for developing this post.