Their View: Senators grill mental health overseer

Feb 25, 2011 Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News 10

Fuming state senators on Thursday lambasted the firm that administers New Mexico's services for the mentally ill and those struggling with substance abuse.

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HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#1 Feb 25, 2011
As with the corruption of the Mental Health Industry and Pharmacutical Industry for these programs: most politicians in support of these programs are on the take. They get special interest lobby funds and other perks while salaries are excessive (considering bogus diagnoses) for the counselors. It is one of the few ways that the paper trail can be disguised to allow this to happen and it is at the cost of the patient.
AlEatsDogShlt

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Feb 25, 2011
You simple peice of animal offal.
Al Reine

United States

#5 Feb 26, 2011
Do not worry; OBAMA CARE will take care of everyone. D did you know that with Obama Care anyone, who owns any real property, and sells their property, even your home, even if you want to buy down, or buy up; Their is a NEW OBAMA CARE TAX OF 3.50%(Tax/ Fee) that become law at the of 2013 ! Yes Obama will Spread your legal money through hidden taxes, lies, and fees, this is in addition to the Real Estate normal fee of 6%! How do you like The Change ??
Al Reine

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 26, 2011
I need some mental health services, badly. Can someone point me in the right direction?
You Would Know

Farmington, NM

#8 Feb 26, 2011
Al Reine wrote:
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Talking to yourself WILL get you covered by Optum. Have fun with that.
I'm sure your familiarity with process comes from familiarity within the system.

Doesn't your last name mean "queen"? Do you feel like the queen, Al, the queen of heaven? Is that what gave you entry into the system?

Funny, I gave a state worker in Espanola my number, and today a Indian firm called me, and had my SS# and other information too, part of a scam. Seems to be connected with a woman named Jaramillo. Why is NM state giving out the personal information of people who contact it, to scam artists based outside of the country? Is this all part of the new state gov't's idea of making new money without taxing people, by stealing from it?

We have enough illegals in this state, does NM state have to start giving them our info illegally too?
Darren

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Feb 26, 2011
You Would Know wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure your familiarity with process comes from familiarity within the system.
Doesn't your last name mean "queen"? Do you feel like the queen, Al, the queen of heaven? Is that what gave you entry into the system?
Funny, I gave a state worker in Espanola my number, and today a Indian firm called me, and had my SS# and other information too, part of a scam. Seems to be connected with a woman named Jaramillo. Why is NM state giving out the personal information of people who contact it, to scam artists based outside of the country? Is this all part of the new state gov't's idea of making new money without taxing people, by stealing from it?
We have enough illegals in this state, does NM state have to start giving them our info illegally too?
Yeah it just had to be connected. Careful the satellites are watching You. Put on Your tin foil hat!:)
Mental Health Models

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Feb 26, 2011
This seems to me comes down to a simple breach of contract and procurement issues. When writing an RFP for such large dollars, I think it is really ridiculous and risky for the State to award that much money to one firm to manage. There should be specific mental/behavioral health management models in place and several layers of monitoring and auditing. The State of NM needs not to be held hostage by Optum. We need to simple cancel contact and go out for re-bid. They can leave some money with Optum while the re-bid is in process as not to disrupt services more than they already have been. The State should Federally seek to hold all of Optum's bank securities until all debts are paid. There is action the state can and should take swiftly!
HumanSpirit

Callahan, FL

#11 Feb 27, 2011
Lobbyists circle on mental treatment

Pasted from
http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives...
HumanSpirit

Callahan, FL

#12 Feb 27, 2011
Psychiatrists Label And Drug Children Solely For Profit

http://www.i-newswire.com/psychiatrists-label... ;

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The Mental Health Parity Scam
by Sheldon Richman, August 2002

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Paying for Fraud/A special report.; Mental Hospital Chains Accused of Much Cheating on Insurance

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65 Accused Of Aiding Health Fraud (NJ)

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Kiddie Prozac Docs Took millions from drug makers

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Psychological Evaluations:
Corruption & Misuse in a Billion Dollar Industry

http://www.oregoncounseling.org/ArticlesPaper...
Al Reine

United States

#13 Feb 28, 2011
Obama care will take care of everyone ! LOL ! LOL ! Then Nurse Nancy Pelosi trained; EOL Nurses will end all of your pain, and save more money !

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