The prevalence of mental illness is about equal among beneficiaries enrolled in traditional Medicare (31%) and those in Medicare Advantage plans (28%)

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It is essential that policymakers understand the importance of providing quality mental healthcare coverage within all Medicare plans, in order to ensure that our nation’s seniors can receive the care they need. In addition, those seeking mental health services should be aware of their options and research any available private or public programs that could provide access to more affordable treatments. With the right support and information, individuals can take control of their physical and mental well-being.

Author: The Commonwealth Fund