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Does Anyone Know How Many Americans Are On Disability Because Of Depression?

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Does Anyone Know How Many Americans Are On Disability Because Of Depression?

Postby Christophe » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:56 am

2.6% of the population. http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparem...

Check out your state and county here: http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps...

$50 billion a year.

also: http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchil...

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Growth in Medicaid mental health spending has ironically resulted in less money for the mental health care safety net.

Medicaid has evolved into one of the most important components of the health care safety net for people with mental disorders. The creation of the Medicaid program in 1965 began a process that fundamentally changed the rules governing the U.S. public mental health care system.

People with mental disorders make up approximately 34 percent (or 1.2 million) of SSI beneficiaries ages 18?64.4 Since the late 1980s the fastest-growing components of SSI enrollment have been people with mental disorders and musculoskeletal impairments.5 Thus, Medicaid is an important payer for care for some of the most impaired people with mental disorders in the United States.


The linking of Medicaid to SSI in 1972 allowed Medicaid to develop a central role in the provision of care to a large segment of severe and persistently mentally ill people. Medicaid introduced an insurance-like mechanism for paying for mental health care to a mental health delivery system dominated by public mental hospitals. Some psychiatric patients had a choice of providers for the first time. Also, the economic calculus for state governments changed with respect to financing of mental health care.

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/22/1/101.full

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Get SSI at age 65 if you have no income or resources, even if strong as a horse and never worked a day in your life.
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Postby Danladi » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:14 am

lol wtf kind of worl has it come to when you can get paid to be sad lmfao
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Postby Dalwyn » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:42 am

1% of the population actually sounds about right...
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Postby Ernestino » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:27 am

I've had bipolar for half of my life and was never awarded either stiepend.
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