OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Analysis It is no secret that state budgets are in trouble. With health care in generaland behavioral health and social services in particular dependent on state financing, I think the end of the recession is nowhere in sight, despite the pronouncements of economists. Look for reductions in Medicaidreduced eligibility, reduced service coverage, reduced provider fees, and more risk-based contractsand cuts in state-funded services (mental health, addictions, child welfare, juvenile justice, prison health, senior support services . . .
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