What explains the disparity between the rate of children on Medicaid being put on antipsychotic medicine and the rate of those with private insurance?



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    Funding.  Medicaid has more funding for doctors and prescriptions than it does for counselors and therapists, so when practitioners are treating children with mental health issues, they use the tools they have at their disposal, which, in this case, are anti-psychotic drugs.  In addition, parents in poor families may have trouble with a weekly therapy commitment because of inflexible jobs or other issues.  Private insurance companies have more funding for counselors and for other kinds of treatments.

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