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Health Care for the Mentally Retarded

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Health Care for the Mentally Retarded

Health Care for the Mentally Retarded

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Mentally retarded Americans are receiving inferior health care according to a report issued today by outgoing Surgeon General David Satcher. The reports targets social stigma and shortcomings in insurance programs as part of the problem. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.