The Cost of Mental Illness

Number 11035
Subject Health Care
Source Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
State LA
Year 1994
Publication Date Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Summary The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) "exposed an extraordinary rise in Medicaid spending on Louisiana psychiatric hospitals, which was fueled by a lucrative state subsidy program. In addition The Advocate used interviews and state records to document abuses by private psychiatric hospitals. These stories were part of a broad examination of how the poor get mental health care in Louisiana.
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Pages 56
Keywords poor;Medicaid;hospital subsidy
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