Cuts to mental health could have unintended consequences

November 2009
State Health Watch;Nov2009, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p8
The article reports on the consequences of the reduced non-Medicaid mental health services in the U.S. The implications of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for non-Medicaid mental health services and programs are explored. The reasons underlying the decision of some states to decrease mental health care costs and services are highlighted. The article also speculates on the possible effects of a failed ARRA.


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