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Mental Health Services Utilization and Expenditures Among Children Enrolled in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans.

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Summary of "Mental Health Services Utilization and Expenditures Among Children Enrolled in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans."

Mental illness in children increases the risk of developing mental health disorders in adulthood, and reduces physical and emotional well-being across the life course. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA, 2008) aimed to improve access to mental health treatment by requiring employer-sponsored health plans to include insurance coverage for behavioral health services.

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Name: Pediatrics
ISSN: 1098-4275
Pages: S127-S135

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