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10-01-2008, 06:39 AM

Connecticut Child Welfare, A Behavioral Health Monopoly

Ablechild participated in a meeting funded by Department of Children and Family Services on their proposed plan for reorganization.

Currently, a federal audit is underway for the agency induced by corruption and deaths associated with their services for children in State care. Our report.

The Agency is over invested in behavioral health, and has no diversification.

State vendors have stacked the abuse hotlines and intake forms, and promise funding and job opportunity to non-profit organizations that once stood up to the State but now receive huge grants that grease their non-profit organization’s wheels.

Every child entering State care is evaluated by a behavioral health vendor and coded with a psychiatric label. Multiple psychiatric drugs are often administered called Polypharmacy.

The accounting methods lack ethics. One method used in the State of Massachusetts audit on Patterns of Medication, the vendor rounded the children’s ages together and children under the age of 12 were given maximum dosages as if they weighed 100 pounds.

The State has handed over thousands of children to an industry that benefits from the more children labeled mentally ill, the bigger the profit margin.

The calls of lack of “access” for behavioral health services is used as a slogan to obtain more State funding for mental health vendors. The budget is exploding and children remain trapped without the ability to “opt” out.

It is a lavish financial labeling system of psychiatric billing codes, with double disorder billing, and a heaping of “access” that has established children within State care as a commodity for which the behavioral health vendors have exclusive control.

The only way to brake-up the monopoly is to reject this proposed plan, hold hearings, and invite educational & natural solutions companies to bid on child welfare contracts.

10-01-2008, 09:02 AM
Yes, the bailout bill has MENTAL HEALTH PARITY IN IT. Mandatory mental health is estimated to raise insurance premiums up to 11.4% Costs will do nothing but dramatically escalate with the Senate amendment providing for coverage for every "disorder" in the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, the billing bible. Sibling rivalry disorder, spelling disorder, too much coffee disorder, sudden withdrawal of coffee disorder, never ending subjective labels in the BAILOUT BILL. Senator Reed read the inclusion in this bill on the floor this morning.