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Does the Affordable Care Act cover individuals with mental health problems?

Yes. The Affordable Care Act provides one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use disorder coverage. The law requires that most individual and small employer health insurance plans, including all plans offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace cover mental health and substance use disorder services. Also required are rehabilitative and habilitative services that can help support people with behavioral health challenges.

Learn more about health insurance and mental health services.

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Content created by Digital Communications Division (DCD)
Content last reviewed on August 4, 2017