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Spending on Mental and Substance Use Disorders Projected to Grow More Slowly Than All Health Spending Through 2020
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Aug. 5, 2014

"[S]pending on mental and substance use disorders, as a share of all health spending, will fall from 7.4 percent in 2009 ($172 billion out of $2.3 trillion) to 6.5 percent in 2020 ($281 billion out of $4.3 trillion).... By 2020 the expansion of coverage to previously uninsured Americans under the [ACA], combined with the projected slowdown in Medicare provider payment rates under the ACA and the Budget Control Act of 2011, are expected to add 2.7 percent to behavioral health spending, compared to spending without these changes."

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