Mental-health Coverage To Get A Big Boost Under Obamacare

Will the pendulum swing on the level of the clearances? I dont yet knowbut yes, I worry about it. Theres likely to be an overreaction, said Dr. Philip Resnick, a professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Aaron Alexis, the Navy computer contractor who police say shot 12 people dead Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, reportedly had a history of mental illness but still maintained a secret-level clearance after leaving the Navy in 2011. Officials told the New York Times Alexis had exhibited mental problems for a decade. Last month, he contacted Newport, R.I.
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Aaron Alexis is pictured. | AP Photo

The Affordable Care Act will provide one of the largest expansions of mental-health and substance-use disorder coverage in a generation, the Obama administration says. I hope that by expanding access to mental-health coverage, we can get people the help they need, and in the most severe situations prevent tragedies that result in the loss of life. Readers may write to Michelle Singletary at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071 or singletarym@washpost.
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