L.A. County Sees Gains From Mental Health Care Initiative
Nearly six years after California voters approved Proposition 63, Los Angeles County has seen a sharp decline in hospitalizations, incarcerations and homeless rates among people with mental illnesses, according to county data. Proposition 63 levied a 1% tax on individuals with annual incomes higher than $1 million to raise funds for mental health initiatives. Officials said the extra funds have allowed Los Angeles County to contract with more private health care providers and mental health caseworkers.
- "Prop. 63 Yields Results in L.A. County" (Payers & Providers, 6/3).