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“Pete Earley: Congress must monitor mental health care changes”

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This November 3, 2014 article on The Morning Call website, talks about the need for Congress to monitor changes in the mental health system to ensure that changes made are done in the way they were intended to be done.

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“Proposed state budget cuts would hit home: Corbett plan to cut funding for human services by 20% deemed ‘unprecedented.'”

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region o...

Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article found on The Morning Call website on April 20, 2012 talks about the impact of Corbett’s proposed budget cuts and what it could mean not only for specific programs in the Lehigh Valley, but also what a loss of these vital programs would mean to those who rely on those services.  There is also comments discussing the concerns of those at the county level who will be faced with having to figure out what to or not to cut and the feeling that they are left doing Corbett’s dirty work so to speak if his proposed budget is approved.

This is a lengthy article, but it has a lot packed into it and hits on many different perspectives.  It should be noted that while this article is specific to Allentown area, the concerns raised seem to be echoing across the entire Commonwealth.

“Restore funding for mental health programs”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This letter to the editor dated 3/28/2012, and found on The Pottstown Mercury website discusses the views of one person that have been echoed many times over as responses to Corbett’s proposed budget  flood the internet.

“We can’t allow continued cuts in Pa.’s mental health services”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Beaver County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Beaver County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is a letter dated March 21, 2012, written by Suzanne Vogel-Scibillia, M.D., Medical Director, Beaver County Psychiatric Services describing her take on what has happened with earlier budget cuts to mental health services and what is likely to happen if the budget cuts continue.

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