In Florida (where I live) government has cut Medicaid coverage for hospitals. They are pushing Medicaid out to for profit insurance companies based on a pilot project that has been widely criticized. In addition, they are passing on a premium to recipients. Aren’t those on Medicaid generally devoid of cash resources? All the ones I know are. Obviously, I am not a politician, nor do I have the answers, but this doesn’t seem right to me.
What is going on in your state? Are mental health services being restricted or is funding being slashed? Make it your business to know what is going on in your community and take action. Write your legislators and voice your opposition for this type of fiscal activity. Mental health issues need to be a budget priority for everyone’s well being.