At The Polls Part 6: Access to Mental Health via Medicaid Rate Reform

Part 6 Access to Mental Health via Medicaid Rate Reform

The Moran Center supports building treatment capacity in the mental health sector through Medicaid Rate Reforms. Currently, Medicaid reimbursement rates for mental health services prohibit the sector from growing to meet demand, resulting in long waiting lists for therapeutic interventions, substandard discharge planning following psychiatric hospitalizations, and an over reliance on emergency rooms for non-emergent mental health care. By investing in mental health services, Illinois can prevent unaddressed mental health challenges spiraling into multiple hospitalizations, homelessness and justice system involvement. Check out Thresholds roadmap to reforming Illinois’ mental health system!

Links to Justice In Action At The Polls Series:

Part 1: Why the Illinois midterms matter

Part 2: Voters’ Guide

Part 3: Raise the Age of Juvenile Court to 21

Part 4: 24/7 Juvenile Detention Review

Part 5: Restorative Justice