How the Affordable Care Act will affect mental health services

How the Affordable Care Act will affect mental health services
How the Affordable Care Act will affect mental health services

How the Affordable Care Act will affect mental health services

Illinois has until January 1 to determine how the Affordable Care Act will help fund services for mental health care clients in the state. Medicaid expansion could allow more clients to receive treatment that they were previously unable to afford, but it could also burden service agencies responsible for providing care. WBEZ West Side reporter Chip Mitchell and mental health advocate Mark Heyrman detail how providers-and the clients they serve-will experience the change once the Affordable Care Act is implemented. Photo: Flickr/Fox valley Institute