Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Coverage Exchanges To Improve Drugs Access for Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia


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The U.S. Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health: Impact of Health Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion on Prescribing for Schizophrenia, Major Depression, and Bipolar Disorder finds that the availability of affordable coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges and Medicaid expansion in 24 states will boost access to drugs for depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Other findings include details on: drug compliance; formulary placement; continued demand for patient assistance programs; and Bristol-Myers Squibb/Otsuka's Abilify.

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