It’s Time for Mental Health Policy Sanity in a Crazy World—and PS, Fund It Too!

February 22, 2017By

Every American psychiatrist alive today has lived through working in what the

Allan Tasman

Allan Tasman, MD

1999 Surgeon General’s report called a fragmented and sorely underfunded system of mental health care in the US. Unfortunately, this report came during the midst of some of the worst managed-care abuses of reimbursement for psychiatric services. And 9/11 came 2 years later, which refocused national attention to external threats rather than internal needs.

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