Rates of Choosing Employer Health Insurance No Different for Adults With Mental Disorders
People with mental disorders are no more or less likely than other people to enroll in health insurance plans offered by their employers, a new AHRQ study found. The article and abstract, “The Take-up of Private Health Insurance Among Americans with Mental Disorders: Implications for Health Care Reform,” were published online March 17 in the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. Study results suggest that takeup rates in Affordable Care Act marketplaces by those with or without mental disorders may be similar. The study, authored by AHRQ’s Samuel H. Zuvekas, Ph.D., used data from AHRQ’s 2004-2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to examine differences in offers and takeup of employer-sponsored insurance among adults ages 27 to 54. Those with mental disorders were substantially less likely to have access to insurance coverage through an employer, making Affordable Care Act marketplaces particularly important to the large number of Americans with mental disorders who lack access to other coverage, the article noted.
J Behav Health Serv Res. 2015 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]
The Take-Up of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Among Americans with Mental Disorders: Implications for Health Care Reform.
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