Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama admin announces push on mental health care (Sebelius' big announcement)
The Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | SUSAN FERRECHIO

Posted on 11/08/2013 10:11:24 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

The Obama administration, fresh off an apology from President Obama to Americans who are losing their current health plans under his new health care law, forged ahead Friday with rules that place mental health and substance abuse care on equal footing with medical and surgical benefits.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the “historic” step in Atlanta alongside former first lady Rosalynn Carter — a longtime champion for mental health research — in a nod toward the generation-long effort to make sure millions of Americans with behavioral health problems get the same care as patients with physical issues.

“For way too long, the health care system has openly discriminated against people with behavioral health problems,” Mrs. Sebelius said on a conference call with reporters.

The announcement marks movement on one of 23 executive actions that Vice President Joe Biden developed to address gun violence in the wake of the December 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; mentalhealth; obamacare; reeducation; sebelius; substanceabuse

1 posted on 11/08/2013 10:11:24 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Imagine ..a webiste....named MentalHealth.gov.....


2 posted on 11/08/2013 10:14:03 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

The sociopaths think we need counseling.


3 posted on 11/08/2013 10:16:05 AM PST by tacticalogic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Think of it. Kathleen Sebelius in charge of a federal agency that can declare you mentally incompetent and order you institutionalized (For your own protection). What could possibly go wrong? /s


4 posted on 11/08/2013 10:16:21 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tacticalogic

It is they who need counseling not us. Starting with the Usurper on down who created this Frankenstein.


5 posted on 11/08/2013 10:17:05 AM PST by Patriot Babe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Chuckster

And remember those new psych guidelines that say 50% of the population is mentally ill.

Except for pedophiles. They just have “sexual interests”.


6 posted on 11/08/2013 10:18:46 AM PST by tanknetter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
One of the reasons why health plans after Obamacare are so expensive:

"Studies" claim over half of us are suffering from one psychological problem or another and should be on antidepressants, anti-anxiety medicine, or some other pills.

Someone's gotta pay for all this.

7 posted on 11/08/2013 10:19:32 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tanknetter

Obviously shrinks and substance abuse counselors ponied-up big for the Dems in 2012...


8 posted on 11/08/2013 10:22:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: tacticalogic

After 8 years of Obama, we probably all will need counseling.


9 posted on 11/08/2013 10:24:32 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

If that gets tacked onto health insurance, the rates will go up even more


10 posted on 11/08/2013 10:25:19 AM PST by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
Patient Zero...


11 posted on 11/08/2013 10:25:34 AM PST by SparkyBass
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
The liberal secular humanists are one of the primary reasons so many are "mentally ill".

They create a society in which Big Brother rules us at the same time attacking God who brings hope.

So many are in despair...and this push for mental health access with taxpayer dollars will make it worse.

12 posted on 11/08/2013 10:25:40 AM PST by what's up
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rosalyn is just trying to secure help for her husband.


13 posted on 11/08/2013 10:25:50 AM PST by kempster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia; All
"Obama admin announces push
on mental health care
(Sebelius' big announcement)"




Help FR Continue the Conservative Fight!
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help Keep FR In the Battle!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


14 posted on 11/08/2013 10:28:34 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
23 executive actions that Vice President Joe Biden developed to address gun violence

They'll find something wrong with just about everyone, and then confiscate their firearms for "public safety" reasons.

15 posted on 11/08/2013 10:30:24 AM PST by tacticalogic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Soviets had a big program for ‘mental health’. Their institutions were well populated. Tea Partiers and gun owners can expect to be under a lot of scrutiny as candidates for this program.


16 posted on 11/08/2013 10:30:29 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tanknetter; All
And remember those new psych guidelines that say 50% of the population is mentally ill....

...and therefore can never own a firearm.....

..how convenient a database for the gun grabber crowd.

17 posted on 11/08/2013 10:32:25 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

She ought to be the first recipient


18 posted on 11/08/2013 10:32:45 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

So let me guess, if you like your mental health you can keep your mental health?


19 posted on 11/08/2013 10:45:03 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

She went all the way to Atlanta to make this announcement? I work in the mental health field and, unfortunately, having mental health benefits paid at the same level as any other medical issue are already being phased in and were to be effective for everyone on 1/1/2014.

The APA and their strong lobby group already fought and won this battle which in and of itself was a huge contributer to driving up the cost of health insurance.


20 posted on 11/08/2013 10:46:08 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Does our government have to pay for EVERYTHING we need?????


21 posted on 11/08/2013 10:51:06 AM PST by lafarge (Withhold your votes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

We’ll see what this actually means, but the mental health policy in the US has been a disgrace for a long long time.


22 posted on 11/08/2013 10:51:27 AM PST by HamiltonJay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey
Never heard of it before but there it is!


23 posted on 11/08/2013 10:52:05 AM PST by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bigbob; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

24 posted on 11/08/2013 11:19:24 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

And EVERY appointment my veteran husband has they ask him about the firearms he owns. Since he is taking an anti-depressant and suffers PSTD, they ask him to voluntarily turn them in. Shame on them.


25 posted on 11/08/2013 11:20:07 AM PST by patriotsoul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: lafarge
Does our government have to pay for EVERYTHING we need?????

No. WE have to pay for everything THEY think we need.

26 posted on 11/08/2013 11:20:27 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: patriotsoul

Oops! PTSD


27 posted on 11/08/2013 11:21:19 AM PST by patriotsoul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Lubyanka is here


28 posted on 11/08/2013 11:22:39 AM PST by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

With doctors as spies and the government having the ability to do whatever they darn well please with anybody within the system, it seems like figuring out natural medicines would be a good idea.

Going off the grid altogether seems like a good idea.


29 posted on 11/08/2013 11:24:50 AM PST by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

Hmm Thanks.

Obamas sincerity is so hit and miss....


30 posted on 11/08/2013 11:31:13 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Veiled Gun Grab, Period.


31 posted on 11/08/2013 11:38:51 AM PST by Rodamala
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: patriotsoul
And EVERY appointment my veteran husband has they ask him about the firearms he owns. Since he is taking an anti-depressant and suffers PSTD, they ask him to voluntarily turn them in. Shame on them.

Protip: Don't answer when a Medical Doctor is asking about gun ownership.

32 posted on 11/08/2013 11:41:57 AM PST by Rodamala
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Rodamala

Protip: Don’t answer when a Medical Doctor is asking about gun ownership.


Just say no.


33 posted on 11/08/2013 11:45:23 AM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle

Remember. It’s ok to lie. Presidents do it every day.


34 posted on 11/08/2013 11:45:48 AM PST by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Chuckster

The whole point of this push is to punish the enemies of socialist rule.


35 posted on 11/08/2013 11:51:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: null and void

COMMUNIST GOALS - 1963

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


36 posted on 11/08/2013 12:01:33 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: musicman

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


37 posted on 11/08/2013 12:02:26 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

COMMUNIST GOALS - 1963

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


38 posted on 11/08/2013 12:03:28 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Liberalism is a mental disease.


39 posted on 11/08/2013 12:08:19 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Liberalism is a mental disease.


40 posted on 11/08/2013 12:08:20 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

Thanks for the link!


41 posted on 11/08/2013 12:09:17 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

They could start by fencing in D.C. for the protection of the rest of the country.


42 posted on 11/08/2013 12:26:42 PM PST by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: patriotsoul

I think it’s about time for you and your husband to take a short boating trip with all his weapons. Wink, wink. If I had gummint shrinks pestering me that way, I’d do something to relieve the pressure pronto, before the SWAT teams show up.


43 posted on 11/08/2013 12:42:35 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty
Think of it...how many of you know a psychologist, psychiatrist or mental health counselor and feel that THEY are the one who has “problems”? There is a shortage of mental health professionals already. Many of them are poorly trained or charlatans or both. Good luck.
44 posted on 11/08/2013 1:38:30 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Affluent Liberals love mental health treatments by psychiatrists and psychologists. They can sit and talk all day about their shrink.

Watch the cost of this program go through the roof. There is a financial reason why most group and individual policies have limitations on this kind of coverage. It is a

It gives Liberals some status as being able to afford hours spent talking about themselves.

Poor people don’t have time to lay on the couch. They have to keep working to take care of their families.


45 posted on 11/08/2013 2:10:52 PM PST by wildbill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

First step toward getting full disability paychecks sent out to a third of the population.


46 posted on 11/08/2013 4:41:46 PM PST by LibWhacker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson