Saturday, January 15, 2005
The New York Times has another wonderful editorial about the insane Catch-22 our medicaid system forced on the mentally ill. Many mentally ill people do not discover their illness until they become victims of the system and commit a crime. While in prison, they may be treated, but may not be covered by medicaid during or after their imprisonment. Thus treatments stops and often they end up as repeat offenders. We need to fix a broken system and stop making mental illness a crime. Check out the entire editorial at "New York Times Editorial"