Mental Health Financing in the United States
June 2, 2011 2:00 pm Eastern Time
GIH Mental Health Audioconference Series
Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central / 12:00 p.m. Mountain / 11:00 a.m. Pacific
Rachel Garfield, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Irfan Hasan, The New York Community Trust
This webinar reviewed the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured’s recent publication Mental Health Financing in the United States: A Primer. Topics included an overview of behavioral health care, sources of financing for such care, the interaction between different payers, and recent policy debates in mental health. The role of Medicaid, currently the largest source of financing for behavioral health services in the nation, was also discussed. Opportunities for foundations were highlighted.