Call me crazy, but I can’t see anything “privatized” about the way North Carolina handles mental health services as claimed in this article. Donning my hypersensitive drama queen persona, I took the use of the word as a sneer to denigrate anybody who doesn’t like big government. The word has been used before to suggest any problems caused by the welfare state are to be associated with the private sector. I can’t help it. I’m victimized by my past where the same technique played out in arguments to favor government takeover of financial institutions and healthcare in general.