Thursday, January 28, 2016
How's Your Mental Health?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an influential panel appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, has released its recommendation that all U.S. adults over the age of 18 undergo a mental illness evaluation as part of their regular health check-ups.
The report makes a recommendation that all adults should be screened at least once, though the "optimal frequency of such screening has not been established." Thus the "B" grade; the panel is only "moderately" certain that blanket screenings could bring those billions down. However, that score does qualify the screenings for coverage under Obamacare.
This one comment on the post caught my eye:
"Look at the scam going on in schools; almost half the class are often designated "special needs", which requires extra teachers to be hired and classes to be smaller, which also requires teachers to be hired. If you think this ridiculous mental health "screening" won't be used to take away gun rights, you need your head examined. Oh the irony!"
Now all those kids that will move into adulthood are already labeled special needs even if they aren't.