I engaged an interesting exchange this AM on Twitter with my friend and colleague, Ben Miller, Director of the Farley Health Policy Center here at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Initially, I retweeted a perspective suggesting that stigma was the largest known challenge to mental health care.  Ben responded:

Although I typically agree with Ben on most everything, here I disagreed, invoking the Unholy One himself (Bill Lumbergh):


Ben clarified:

I agree with this, but it does not follow that payment reform is more promising than other kinds of anti-stigma interventions.  Rather than belabor it in text, I thought I’d try my hand at vlogging an explanation: