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New Orleans Times-Picayune: Medicaid Expansion Could Mean Better Mental Health Outcomes: Federal Study

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at March 30, 2016

New Orleans Times-Picayune: Medicaid Expansion Could Mean Better Mental Health Outcomes: Federal Study
Louisiana residents who need mental health treatment are likely to see improved health care outcomes after Medicaid eligibility is expanded on July 1, according to a policy brief released Monday (March 28) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … In Louisiana, as many as 81,000 people who need mental illness or substance abuse treatment will likely qualify for Medicaid expansion, according to the brief. The full number of people without insurance who need mental illness or substance treatment in Louisiana is about 176,000. (Litten, 3/28)

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