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How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

Substance Use & Mental Illness in U.S. Adults

A combined 63.8 million adults 18 and older in the United States had either a substance use disorder or a mental illness in the past year. One in 12 adults had a substance use disorder and 1 in 5 adults had a mental illness in the past year. About 12% of these adults (7.9 million) experienced both a substance use disorder and a mental health issue. This is known as having a co-occurring behavioral health disorder.