Two documents created by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law explain how the health care bills passed by Congress in 2009 might affect persons who have a psychiatric disorder.
- Will Health Reform Help People with Mental Illnesses? examines the health reform bills and their impact on opportunities for community integration for people with psychiatric disabilities.
- If I Have a Psychiatric Disability, Will Health Reform Help Me? is a complementary factsheet that further describes some changes the law could make in care and treatment for people with psychiatric disabilities. The bills covered include the House bill, Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962), and the Senate bill, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (S. 3590).
Cover Missouri, a project of the Missouri Foundation for Health, has compiled a Quick Guide to Health Care Reform.