Suicide rates slow in states that expanded Medicaid: study

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2022
From The Center
The Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is second only to unintentional injury among those aged 10 through 34. 

Increased reports of anxiety, depression and mental health disorders fuel concern this epidemic will grow in coming years, exacerbated by widespread shortages of mental health care providers. 

Although this shortage was not necessarily anticipated in 2010 when congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is true that increased access to care leads to better health outcomes. Following a Supreme Court case in 2012,...

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