Mental health issues addressed during Capitol rally
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Mental health issues addressed during Capitol rally

Date: April 18, 2007
By: Kevin Gehl
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 577

Intro: State legislators challenge societal views toward the mentally handicapped during a rally at the state Capitol. Kevin Gehl (GAIL) attended the rally.

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Activists attending the rally at the state Capitol witnessed state legislators speak out in favor of improving mental health care.

Representative Jeff Harris said that the public's stigma towards the mentally handicapped must be stopped.

The Democrat from Columbia said that Medicaid cuts damage opportunities to improve mental health care.

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Description: "Issues surrounding mental health and Medicaid cuts are important issues that we need to be addressing."
 

Senate Bill 577, which currently awaits committee approval, would restructure Medicaid support to Missourians with low income. 

From the state capitol, I'm Kevin Gehl.