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Fri Oct 23, 2015, 09:26 AM

TYT: State Caught "Dumping" Mental Health Patients In California



"Nevada and San Francisco have tentatively agreed upon $400,000 to settle the lawsuit San Francisco filed two years ago.

The state of Nevada and its primary psychiatric hospital “intentionally and wrongfully” foisted the cost of caring for indigent mentally ill people onto California cities and counties by issuing patients bus tickets out of town without making proper arrangements for their care, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Francisco charges.

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed the class-action lawsuit against Nevada, Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas and state mental health administrators, seeking reimbursement for the care of indigent patients he said the system “dumped” onto California in an effort to save money.

Read more here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/21/1436655/-Nevada-agrees-to-pay-400k-to-San-Francisco-for-patient-dumping-which-is-as-bad-as-it-sounds

Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?), John Iadarola (Think Tank), and Lissette Padilla hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

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