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Affordable Care Act

A Side-Benefit of 'ObamaCare'?

At his site Our Health Policy Matters, consultant Paul Gionfriddo says that one of the little-noticed and under-appreciated benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that it could lead to  better integration of physical and mental health services.

The law will use payment incentives to encourage the medical profession to consider patients’ mental health and substance abuse, he says.