Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WATCH Dr. E. Fuller Torrey explain coercive health care - today at noon Eastern Standard Time

For people who would like to view the presentation, click the WATCH ONLINE button at the Heritage Foundation site. A reminder e-mail will be sent by the Foundation.

The presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m. EST (6 p.m. Central European Time and 5 p.m. in Great Britain/United Kingdom).

With America’s jails and prisons crowded with mentally ill inmates, Medicaid costs soaring, and mentally disabled homeless Americans wandering the streets, it is clear that our mental health system is dysfunctional. What began as a grand and noble experiment has become a costly failure, both in terms of human lives and in terms of dollars. But what needs to be done? E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., a leading psychiatrist and researcher, has written extensively on the problems of U.S. mental health policy and urges fundamental reform based on returning primary responsibility to the states.

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