Have you read this excellent explanation connecting the dots between behavioral health and why we need to expand Medicaid? Currently Medicaid in Texas mostly covers poor children. If we expanded Medicaid to cover more Texans, we could provide much better mental health services to those in need – often helping them stay out of Texas’ overcrowded jails.
Click here to read the full article on our site: Mentally ill Texans need Medicaid expansion
This op-ed originally ran in the Austin-American Statesman under the title: “Thompson, Mantel: Mentally ill Texans need Medicaid expansion“