On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will hear SB58 by Senator Jane Nelson. This bill requires the integration of physical health and mental health services in Texas Medicaid.
This bill is about assessment and referral. In other words, mental health screening. But even more simple, its like trolling for patients among those who are not expressing mental health concerns. It also seems more like drug marketing than good medicine.
This bill targets people of lower socioeconomic status who already have too few choices of health care provider. This is a vulnerable population, and people in it may not even know their rights to refuse screenings or treatments.
Here is a link to the bill if you want to read it:
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