Monday, April 20, 2015

Email the WSJ for Medicaid Resumption

Washington announced that public comments are being accepted until June 9, 2015, regarding the resumption of Medicaid for mental health treatment. Medicaid was withdrawn as insurance for psychiatric inpatients in the 1970's, which resulted in today's catastrophic rate of incarceration for people with mental illness. 

Please send an email to to say you want Medicaid resumed for psychiatric inpatients and outpatients in the USA.

Read the article, "Obama Administration Proposes Rules for Medicaid Mental Health Parity"

See also the email and article I sent to Ms. Armour at "Am I a Bad Person" in this "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog, which was updated April 2015.

Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
Phone 678.531.0262 or (571)335-1741
(If I get your voice message or email, I will respond within 24 hours; if not, please try again. Communication is challenging around these issues.)

Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal? Why are we still asking that question after nearly 12 years? Cover-ups regarding the wrongful deaths of mentally challenged inmates and free people in the USA are common and vile.
Mentally Ill People Deserve Dog Justice!
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Support the H.R. 3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." The U.S. congressional bill provides for crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers, assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs (subsistence assistance plus mandated treatment) to stop recidivism, resumption of Medicaid insurance for certain facilities, and other needed changes. Support "AIMI vs. USA" to compensate mentally ill people and their families for health discrimination.

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