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Reform the Reform: How mental health reform went wrong and what lies ahead

posted on in Health Care & Human Services

North Carolina’s 2001 mental health reform was ambitious and well intentioned but flawed.
Many proven ideas did not make the final version of reform and lawmakers immediately raided the mental health trust fund to cover a General Fund fiscal crisis in 2001.

Joseph Coletti is Director of Health and Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation. His writings have appeared in numerous national and state publications. He has appeared on radio and television shows and has presented to national organizations. Coletti’s… ...

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