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‘Legacy of Katrina’ Report Details Impact Of Stalled Recovery On Mental Health Status Of Children

Five years ago Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans caused the evacuation of 1.5 million Gulf Coast residents. After a year, 500,000 people remained displaced, many residing in highly transitional shelters, including the notorious FEMA trailer parks. Now at the five-year mark, substantial consequences from this prolonged displacement have resulted in widespread mental […]

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Mental Health Woes Grow While Government Funding Declines

As the current global economic crisis drives up the demand for mental health care services, cash-strapped agencies are slashing mental health budgets, according to a new Brandeis University study out this month in the International Journal of Mental Health. However, while most nations are cutting spending, a handful of countries are earmarking funding to meet […]

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Nearly 1 In 3 Americans To Receive Medicare Or Medicaid Benefits in 2010 For Almost $1 Trillion

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their 2010 budget report on “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Fiscal Year: Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees.”   HHS estimates that nearly 1 in 3 American will receive health insurance benefits through Medicare and Medicaid and related supplementary programs at cost of nearly $1 trillion […]

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