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“Federal suit says state provides inadequate mental health care”

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This December 1, 2015 article by Joe Smydo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about a federal lawsuit being filed by the Disability Rights Network against the Pennsylvania Dept. of Human Services citing inadequate mental health care as the reason for the suit.  Warren State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital and Mifflin County Jail are where the 3 people the suit focuses on are located.

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“In lawsuit, groups claims Corbett’s Medicaid changes cut benefits to 200,000”

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This December 22, 2014  The Patriot-News article talks about a class action lawsuit being brought against the state of Pennsylvania alleging that 200,000 Medicaid recipients have been illegally cut from the program.

“Suit: Mentally ill inmates mistreated”

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This March 15, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the treatment of mentally ill inmates in prisons.  The article not only explains what is happening, but also points out that there is knowledge about how to correct the problem, but it isn’t being implemented enough to be all that useful in solving the problem.

 

“CLS Negotiates Opportunity for Medicaid Reinstatement”

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This info was found on the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia website I just spotted it on October 25, 2012 so if you are reading this after October 26, 2012, the info in the excerpt may have already occurred, but this indicates that there could be a glimmer of hope for folks who lost their Medicaid.

Below is an excerpt from the info on site linked above ……..

INFORMATION REGARDING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RAPID REINSTATEMENT PROJECT

Community Legal Services Rapid Reinstatement Hotline: 267-765-6494

Department of Public Welfare Toll-Free Hotline: 1-866-376-8231

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“Lawsuit seeks restoration of Pennsylvania’s General Assistance for the disabled”

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This October 3, 2012 article on the Philly.com website talks about the lawsuit being made to try to restore General Assistance according to the article the action by Governor Corbett may have been unconstitutional

“Lawsuit seeks to halt Pa. welfare cuts at the pass”

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This article dated March 16, 2012 and on Pennlive.com talks about the lawsuit recently filed by the Disability Rights Network citing the Federal Mental Health and Intellectual Disability act of 1966 and indicating that Corbett’s budget would be in violation of this act.

“Disabilities advocates file lawsuit”

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This article dated March 15, 2010 and found on the Philly.com website, talks about a lawsuit recently filed by disability advocates in response to the block grants and 20% funding cut to mental health and intellectual disability services.

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