Study: ACA Led to Spike in Inpatient Mental Health Visits
Inpatient hospital visits related to mental health increased in response to an Affordable Care Act provision that allowed young adults to stay on their parents' health plan until age 26, according to a new study by researchers at Indiana and Purdue universities. However, one researcher said the finding could indicate that there are inadequate outpatient mental health resources available to the newly insured.
- "Study: Health Law Boosts Hospital Psych Care for Young Adults" (Hancock, "Capsules," Kaiser Health News, 6/11).
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