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Mental health cuts just cost more later


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 01, 2013

~~<p>The next legislative session is more than half a year away, and already the in-box is starting to fill up. One of the jobs that should be near the top of the pile is the way mental health services are delivered.</p>
<p>Cuts that were made in the depths of the budgetary crisis have had ripple effects that, down the line, cause increased costs and avoidable patient distress. Given improvements in the state's economy and fiscal health, that needs to be readjusted now.</p>
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The next legislative session is more than half a year away, and already the in-box is starting to fill up. One of the jobs that should be near the top of the pile is the way mental health services are delivered.

Cuts that were made in the depths of the budgetary crisis have had ripple effects that, down the line, cause increased costs and avoidable patient distress. Given improvements in the state's economy and fiscal health, that needs to be readjusted now. Login for more...



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