Well Being Trust Executive Fellow Miriam Pearsall, MPH, recently co-authored a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report: To Improve Behavioral Health, Start by Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap.
In the report, Pearsall, Jennifer Sullivan and Anna Bailey suggests that closing the Medicaid coverage gap is an important step toward addressing the behavioral health crisis in the U.S.
“Improved access to coverage has been shown to increase access to behavioral health services by reducing financial barriers to care and increasing the number of behavioral health providers that accept Medicaid. Having health coverage has also been shown to improve mental well-being and reduce stress and anxiety among low-income people.”
Read the full report here: https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/to-improve-behavioral-health-start-by-closing-the-medicaid-coverage-gap