This June 25, 2015 New York Times article talks about the supreme court ruling upholding the subsidies to low and middle class people for healthcare insurance.
This March 25, 2015 Slate article talks about questions raised by the Supreme Court about the number of mentally ill people shot by police as it compares to the number of police shot by mentally ill people and asks if the ADA should be applied more often to mitigate a less violent approach to dealing with people with mental health issues as opposed to creating a society where the mentally ill are killed on sight.
- “Do the Lives of the Mentally Ill Matter to the Supreme Court?” (madinamerica.com)
- Mental Health in Workplace: Employee’s Privacy vs. Employer’s Right to Know (insurancejournal.com)
- Supreme Court weighs police tactics, rights of mentally ill (goerie.com)
- Is The Supreme Court About To Give Cops The Right To Execute The Mentally Ill? (addictinginfo.org)
- Within 19 Seconds Cops Shoot Mentally Ill Man Holding Screwdriver (thisweekinblackness.com)
This July 1, 2014 Healthy Place blog post talks about the potential domino effect of issues that could occur as a result of the Hobby Lobby ruling by the Supreme Court. I truly hope that this doesn’t occur, but the impact could reach beyond birth control and impact other things like medications used to treat mental illness or other forms of mental health treatment. In short we need to ask what door has the Supreme Court ruling about Hobby Lobby not being required to pay for birth control due to a sincere religious belief opened and what will the fallout of this ruling look like?