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While more Americans now have health insurance thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a yawning gap still exists for those with mental health conditions.

A mental health advocacy group has studied mental health resources and access to such resources on a state-by-state basis, and among its conclusions: State insurance exchanges need to be more proactive about ensuring coverage includes a strong component of mental health services.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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