Inspired_Neurosis Posted December 12, 2009 Share Posted December 12, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/health/12medicaid.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss Although the link is well worth reading, I'll clip what I can get away with without a copyright violation: "New federally financed drug research reveals a stark disparity: children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance. And the Medicaid children are more likely to receive the drugs for less severe conditions than their middle-class counterparts, the data shows. Those findings, by a team from Rutgers and Columbia, are almost certain to add fuel to a long-running debate. Do too many children from poor families receive powerful psychiatric drugs not because they actually need them — but because it is deemed the most efficient and cost-effective way to control problems that may be handled much differently for middle-class children?" And there supposedly isn't a caste system in modern America. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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