Medicaid policy changes in mental health care and their effect on mental health outcomes

@article{Cuellar2007MedicaidPC,
  title={Medicaid policy changes in mental health care and their effect on mental health outcomes},
  author={Alison E. Cuellar and Sara Markowitz},
  journal={Health Economics, Policy and Law},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={23 - 49}
}
In recent years, Medicaid has experienced a dramatic increase in spending on prescription drugs in general and psychotropic medications in particular. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of increased Medicaid spending on psychotropic drugs on improving the mental health and well-being of participants at the population level. Specifically, we study the effect on outcomes that are strongly correlated with mood disorders, including depression and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity… Expand
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