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Report Pans Mental Health Care Access in U.S.

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Report Pans Mental Health Care Access in U.S.

Report Pans Mental Health Care Access in U.S.

Report Pans Mental Health Care Access in U.S.

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A presidential commission Tuesday issued a harsh report on the state of mental health care for the uninsured. The report says that many Americans who suffer from depression and other psychiatric problems face tremendous obstacles in getting adequate care, due to a gross lack of coordination in the health care system. NPR's Joanne Silberner reviews the commission's findings and tells the tale of a young California man who got lost in the mental health care maze.