Texas Mental Health Plan Could Omit Thousands 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.
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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 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.