Roughly Speaking podcast: Amid progress on mental health, Obamacare repeal would be giant step back (episode 211)

Can the country afford repeal of the Affordable Care Act, especially while we're in the midst of a deadly opioid epidemic? What happens if the ground-breaking mental health provisions of the law, which include coverage for drug abuse treatment, are scrapped? Dr. Mark Komrad, a psychiatrist on the clinical and teaching staff of Sheppard Pratt Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, provides perspective on mental health and insurance through the years, and what's at stake if Congress and President Trump repeal the ACA. Komrad is the author of "You Need Help: A Step By Step Plan to Convince Your Loved One to Get Counseling."


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