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May 2005


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 Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Unprecedented Florida Medicaid Changes Risks Patients' Health, APA Says

In response to Florida's enactment of new Medicaid legislation, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a statement that "new Medicaid legislation puts people with mental illness at serious risk. The unprecedented and most harmful aspect of the law is a requirement that -- each year -- a patient must first fail on the cheapest mandated medications before the patient is given access to the medication his or her physician believes is optimal, even where the patient has been successfully treated with the physician-chosen medication ...."

Monday, May 30, 2005

Elderly soldiers face shortage of nursing homes webpage: "Old soldiers never die in the history books or monuments to their deeds, but far less certain is where they'll go to fade "