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Texas Mental Health Plan Could Omit Thousands

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Texas Mental Health Plan Could Omit Thousands

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Texas Mental Health Plan Could Omit Thousands

Texas Mental Health Plan Could Omit Thousands

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Texas is making drastic changes in the way it delivers services to the mentally ill. Only patients with certain conditions, such as schizophrenia, serious depression, or bi-polar disorder, will be eligible for state treatment under a new system called "disease management." Thousands of others will be dropped from state coverage. Janet Heimlich reports.