The subject of this policy analysis was the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which places a 1% tax on adjusted gross income earnings of over $1 million in order to fund county operated mental health services. The policy analysis used a secondary review of existing literature as well as state and government documents to examine the policy, as well as the history of mental health in the United States. The analysis attempted to explore benefits and consequences of the tax increase and the effects on mental health services in the state of California. Since the passage of Proposition 63, which resulted in MHSA, mental health service programs have increased. The Act intends to improve the delivery of mental health services for children, adults and seniors. Nevertheless, this study also suggests that funding for existing mental health programs remains fragmented.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Public policy|
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