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Miami Herald: Report: Medicaid Expansion Could Boost Access To Treatment For Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

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at March 30, 2016

Miami Herald: Report: Medicaid Expansion Could Boost Access To Treatment For Mental Illness, Substance Abuse
Expanding Medicaid could allow more than 300,000 Floridians to gain access to treatment for mental illness and substance abuse, according to a new federal government report. Some 726,000 people living in Florida have a mental illness or substance abuse disorder but don’t have health insurance, according to the report, released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. States are allowed to expand Medicaid health coverage to households that earn 138 percent of the federal poverty level — $16,284 for an individual or $33,534 for a family of four. (Auslen, 3/28)

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