Private health insurance coverage for substance abuse and mental health services, 1995 to 1998.
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Four years of data from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse were combined to examine the characteristics of underinsurance in a sample of privately insured Americans aged 18 to 64. Among these adults, 38 percent (45 million) reported not having behavioral health coverage or not knowing their coverage. Young adults aged 18 to 25, Hispanics, Asians, adults in the lowest income level, and less educated adults were more likely to be underinsured. Untreated addictive and psychiatric problems are costly to society. Underinsurance among socially disadvantaged subgroups deserves greater attention from researchers and policy makers.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1176/appi.ps.55.2.180
Publication InfoWu, Li-Tzy; & Schlenger, William E (2004). Private health insurance coverage for substance abuse and mental health services, 1995 to 1998. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 55(2). pp. 180-182. 10.1176/appi.ps.55.2.180. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/20033.
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Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Education/Training: Pre- and post-doctoral training in mental health service research, psychiatric epidemiology (NIMH T32), and addiction epidemiology (NIDA T32) from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (Maryland); Fellow of the NIH Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials.Director: Duke Community Based Substance Use Disorder Research Program.Research interests: COVID-19, Opioid misuse, Opioid overdose, Opioid use disorder
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