Wang, N., & Xie, X. (2019). Associations of health insurance coverage, mental health problems, and drug use with mental health service use in US adults: an analysis of 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Aging & Mental Health, 23(4), 439–446. This article examines different factors that influence mental health treatment use.
Ali, M. M., , L. J., Lynch, S., Teich, J., & Mutter, R. (2019). Differences in utilization of mental health treatment among children and adolescents with Medicaid or private insurance. Psychiatric Services, 70(4), 329–332. This article discusses differences in access to treatment by insurance status in children.
Olfson, M., Wall, M., Barry, C. L., Mauro, C., & Mojtabai, R. (2018). Effects of the Affordable Care Act on private insurance coverage and treatment of behavioral health conditions in young adults. American Journal of Public Health, 108(10), 1352–1354. This article discusses the changes to insurance based on the Affordable Care Act.
Jones, J. M., Ali, M. M., Mutter, R., Mosher Henke, R., Gokhale, M., Marder, W., & Mark, T. (2018). Factors that affect choice of mental health provider and receipt of outpatient mental health treatment. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 45(4), 614–626. This article discusses insurance as a barrier to outpatient treatment.
Carter, S. P. , Cowan, T., Snow, A., Cerel, J., & Tucker, R. (2020). Health insurance and mental health care utilization among adults who identify as transgender and gender diverse. Psychiatric Services, 71(2), 151–157. This article discusses differences in access to treatment for gender-diverse individuals.
Appelbaum, P. S., & Parks, J. (2020). Holding insurers accountable for parity in coverage of mental health treatment.Psychiatric Services, 71(2), 202–204. This article exemplifies the struggle to obtain mental health parity for those with health insurance.
Graaf, G., Snowden, L., & Keyes, L. (2021). Medicaid waivers for youth with severe emotional disturbance: Associations with public health coverage, unmet mental health needs & adequacy of health coverage. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-15. This resource provides a great explanation of some of the differences between private and public insurance and how it impacts access to care.
Lawrence, M. B. (2020). Parity is not enough! Mental health, managed care, and Medicaid. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 48(3), 480–484. https://doi-org.proxy1.ncu.edu/10.1177/1073110520958872 This article examines the issues with mental health parity.