Econ Focus

Second Quarter 2013

Health in Mind

Why mental illness is one of the hardest social welfare problems to solve

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Garfield, Rachel L. "Mental Health Financing in the United States: A Primer." The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, April 2011.

Goldman, Howard H., and Gerald N. Grob. "Defining ‘Mental Illness’ In Mental Health Policy." Health Affairs, May 2006, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 737-749.

Honberg, Ron, Angela Kimball, Sita Diehl, Laura Usher, and Mike Fitzpatrick. "State Mental Health Cuts: The Continuing Crisis." National Alliance on Mental Illness, November 2011. 

Koyanagi, Chris. "Learning From History: Deinstitutionalization of People with Mental Illness As Precursor to Long-Term Care Reform." The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, August 2007.

"Mental Health United States." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2010.

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