Posted on June 28, 2012 by

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Originally posted on MentalHealthMomBlog:

My sentiments exactly:

STATEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA ON SUPREME COURT’S DECISION
UPHOLDING AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 28, 2012)—Mental Health America today released the following the statement from Dr. David Shern, president and CEO, on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

“The decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a tremendous victory for the American public, including millions of individuals living with mental health and substance use conditions.

“The law represents an enormous step forward in our efforts to expand access to care for individuals with mental health or substance use conditions and in our advocacy for prevention of these conditions. Mental health and substance use conditions are among the most prevalent of health conditions, with the age of onset for these illnesses occurring in adolescence and young adulthood. Half of all people with a mental health diagnosis first…

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