Florida to Provide Mental Health Care for Medicaid Recipients

Florida to Provide Mental Health Care for Medicaid Recipients

This month, in a compassionate attempt to improve health care options and significantly lower costs, Florida has emerged as the first state providing a health plan with Medicaid which has been exclusively designed to assist those with serious and debilitating mental illness, including such issues as:

  • Major depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Biopolar conditions

The plan is being offered up by Conn.-based complete care company Avon, and serves to be part of a new era of state experimentation that aims to start better co-ordinating the realms of mental and physical health care for people enrolled in the Medicaid scheme.

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