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Dartmouth Finds Insurance Expansions Not Linked to Inpatient Behavioral Health Care

Reforms that increased insurance coverage in Massachusetts did not increase hospital-based care for young people diagnosed with behavioral health disorders, according to a study by Dr. Ellen Meara, of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and colleagues. The authors compared inpatient admissions before and after Massachusetts’ 2006 health reforms to examine how hospital-based care and insurance coverage changed by studying hospital inpatient and emergency department use from 2003 to 2009. The research was published online in the February edition of JAMA Psychiatry.