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Widened mental benefits in Massachusetts pose test

Boston Globe, July 6, 2009

Tens of thousands of Massachusetts patients who grapple with some of the most intractable mental health problems should face fewer barriers to treatment under a state law that went into effect July 1. But the cost of the state's latest healthcare expansion remains an open question. The expansion also illustrates two of the most pressing issues in healthcare today: equality for mental health services and the price tag for expanding medical care.