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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:33 PM

 

Quite a number of the President's executive orders are aimed at mental illness.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/01/16/here-are-the-23-executive-orders-on-gun-safety-signed-today-by-the-president/

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patientsabout guns in their homes.

17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibitsthem from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

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Reply Quite a number of the President's executive orders are aimed at mental illness. (Original post)
dkf Jan 2013 OP
bama_blue_dot Jan 2013 #1
stevenleser Jan 2013 #2
bama_blue_dot Jan 2013 #3
dkf Jan 2013 #8
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Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #10
bama_blue_dot Jan 2013 #13
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #4
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #6
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #11
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #12
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2013 #7
HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #5
Sunlei Jan 2013 #9

Response to dkf (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:35 PM

1. Ok..

7 out of 23.. Are there any you disagree with?

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Response to bama_blue_dot (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:37 PM

2. At most. Several of those are not mental health specific or even related. nt

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:39 PM

3. True.. n/t

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Response to bama_blue_dot (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:59 PM

8. Seems like a well reasoned list to me but I'm not sure of the implications yet.

 

I'm not sure if it all should have come as an executive order. I don't want him to get in trouble over that.

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Response to dkf (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:00 PM

10. .







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Response to dkf (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:59 PM

13. I sensed your concern

that is why I asked.. How would he "get in trouble" over this?

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:41 PM

4. My own proposal regarding mental health

Make healthcare available and affordable to all Americans, so that those who need help for psychiatric conditions can get it easily.


and that's my 2 cents

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:55 PM

6. Those things can help, but it's really not that simple.

Many people deny their symptoms deserving attention.

Some people think admitting mental illness is a character flaw or personal weakness.

Some of the people who recognize they have symptoms are afraid to get care for mental illnesses because society stigmatizes it.

At present about 1 in 10 American suffer depression symptoms every year, it's estimated that 97% of those people don't seek treatment.

In general 2/3s of people with symptoms of mental illness never seek treatment...that's over 40 million Americans, and many of them have at least some insurance coverage for mental health care.






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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:01 PM

11. Particularly #2 and #3 there

Those feed on each other too - I've got a friend who's been really struggling with her treatment in the last year. A group of her 'peers' have been trying to convince her that seeking treatment for mental illness is itself a weakness and character flaw, while some other people are trying to tell her the illness itself is a sign of intrinsic failure. She's having difficulty extricating herself from both groups and has had a much harder life in the last year because of them.

So yeah, even when someone isn't denying there's a problem, is seeking treatment, and can afford to seek treatment, that isn't enough at times since there can still be overwhelming pressure to backpedal on any of those.

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:08 PM

12. That's why "my plan" would include $$$ for national public education that could

help remove social barriers that keep people from treatment. Just like there needs to be public education about gun safety.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:57 PM

7. Lanza was a 1%er n/t

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:44 PM

5. I'd say most of those are aimed at legal language some states claim interfere with freedom to report

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:00 PM

9. Good, they move the framework of the mental health issues frm our military into the general public

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