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WISE WEDNESDAY: The GOP health plan may disrupt mental health care for those who need it the most



The American Health Care Act — the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — is projected to lead to 24 million fewer Americans without coverage by 2026.

But the bill will not just leave Americans with physical ailments in the cold. It makes the future of mental health care uncertain for some of the nation’s poorest — the exact people who are most at risk for mental health issues, according to several large studies.

The proposed GOP health care law creates uncertainties for mental health coverage for those who need it most

Under Obamacare, insurance plans have to cover mental health just as they cover physical ailments. That would continue under AHCA, though insurers may be able to pay less for mental health treatments...

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