Sunday, October 28, 2007

Criminally Insane

Yesterday CNN aired a program called, “Criminally Insane.” The program lamented the state of mental health care in America pointing out that at one time there were 900,000 people in mental hospitals, but there are now only about 50,000 due to the fact that states have shut down their mental hospitals (Of course, CNN didn’t bother to mention that shutting down these mental facilities was another one of the Left’s bright ideas back in the 70’s. Being on the Left means never having to say you’re sorry).

I agree with the CNN program: America does have a serious mental health crisis. While hospitals generally provide medical care to people without insurance, people with serious mental health issues are often just out of luck, and sometimes literally out on the streets.

I wish someone would make this a campaign issue. I for one would be willing to pay higher taxes to provide long term mental health care for those who need it.

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