Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mental Health System Full of Holes in Ohio

The Dispatch estimated that taxpayers pick up $1.3 million from the Franklin County jail because of untreated mental health care. This does not include the billions of unreimbursed care at the emergency rooms throughout Ohio that taxpayers pick up.   The Dispatch mentioned the significant cuts to the Mental Health system since 2007.  One of the surprising advocates has been Governor John Kasich. The Dispatch mentioned that Kasich's brother is mentally ill.   He approved a budget that cut mental health agencies in 2011, and most agencies were happy that they did not receive a bigger cut.   The Governor's rhetoric has been very good, but the actions have not followed suit.

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