Health Care for the Mentally Retarded 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.
NPR logo

Health Care for the Mentally Retarded

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1137874/137874" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Health Care for the Mentally Retarded

Health Care for the Mentally Retarded

Health Care for the Mentally Retarded

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1137874/137874" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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.