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2009: The Year of Health Care Reform?


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Mary Neal (187)
Monday January 19, 2009, 5:42 pm
I hope the "reform" includes an end to criminalizing mental illness. Today, about 1.25 million American prisoners are there because they are too sick to know what they were doing.

OPEN BACK UP THOSE MENTAL HOSPITALS AND COMMUNITY CARE CLINICS. IT IS CHEAPER TO TREAT THAN TO TAKE FOLKS THROUGH TRIAL AND THEN IMPRISON THEM AT ABOUT $150,000 PER YEAR, PER PATIENT! THE AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY OF FOUR DOESN'T GET THAT MUCH MONEY TO LIVE ON IN FOUR YEARS, AND WE PAY THAT MUCH FOR EACH AND EVERY MENTAL PATIENT INCARCERATED - ABOUT $6 MILLION FOR ONE SICK MAN TO BE IMPRISONED FOR LIFE AFTER TAKING A LIFE. And what about the lives that are lost? We cannot put a price tag on those, can we?

Mary
 
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