OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Statistics The government spent $103,705 million on behavioral health care in 2001, with public sector spending accounting for 65% of all behavioral health dollars spent in that year. Medicaid was the largest portion of government spending, encompassing 26% of the total. Between 1991 and 2001, public sector spending for behavioral health treatment increased by over $32 million, and grew from 58% to 65% of all spending on mental health and substance abuse treatment. For mental health specifically . . .
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