Wednesday, August 1, 2007
The Consequence Of Slashing Medical Benifit From Mentally Ill People
We are weaker on supplying sufficient health care and treatment for those mentally ill people. The reason expressed by the Gov. Perry and Health and Human Service Commissioner is the budget crisis. This shouldn’t make them to decide this horrible decision on their own citizen. Some of the Legislators opposed the proposal. They expressed their deepest concern about the consequences will happen. The path is not compassionate. It is not appropriate to ignore the vital health care needs of the citizen. Crafting responsible public policy that serves the public good is the duty of the government. This proposal affects a significant number of citizens, specially minorities and senior citizens. It is not humanly that let our mentally disable citizens feel worthless and lose their future hope. In addition, at least one state school for mentally retarded will be closed. A state hospital for the mentally ill is closed as well with 41,000 mentally ill Texans denied service. This is horrific decision. The over all idea beyond this decision is how few people in the power can change anything for the sake of few individual benefit. It is important for the government of Texas to review and make the change on this wrong path that affects the public severely.