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12-17-13 12:10pm Garland: on mental health

Dec 17, 2013|

Garland talks with Congressman Dr. Bill Cassidy about the bill he authored that would revamp how we handle mental health in America.

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Mental health in America have been taking it's very interesting turns. When I was kid -- -- -- -- at a place fortune's Colin mental health institute and they like to weigh it and the bullet chemical or did lobotomy is what are return to control you'd today. I don't think that in the long to figure is from got a real problem with. A lot of home people homeless people that really mentally you know the chemically imbalanced. We've had two. A bit of four blows. And neurosurgeons. Experts on the human brain. On the show over the last couple years and both said the so it's becoming more more intrusive. In chemical imbalances all the way down to who inquiry into crime who's the bad people who are good people people. So nobody knows who works there would more more so it's. Suggest. That being much reward them we applaud his chemical imbalances. Can calls us all problems with the we -- in Rome Italy and here in Louisiana. The disabled in particular the mentally disabled. Do not have opponents we've had via. Out of health and human resources all in there and honestly -- and appeared in Louisiana. -- will push very hard for the answer why can't these people get help. Be answered comes back as we would like to we'd just don't have the money. Now we get word that. Congressman. Bill Cassidy. Is looking in two and mental health reform. So we have the congressman would lose today doctor Richard you're going -- You would. Doctor. -- -- Okay all right but ligature. That thank you calling it a gut tell people of quartz it's doctor -- counts in the surgeon got lectured to when it comes to the middle oldest. Is about Borchardt doing or trying to give him. A problem. There's about eleven million Americans who have severe schizophrenia bipolar disorder -- major depression. And and if they act either -- family or stumbled circle of friends almost everybody's -- your circle of friends. And we received a tip the iceberg. When we were the issue would be like to act Newt now. Our and then the New York a -- Colorado all of these young men. Clinton recognized that untreated mental issues. Create terrible crime. Now to turn that bet that most people meant well but there's still a lot of folks who -- untreated. And it had a terrible for -- terrible for the family. What we're trying to do is take those resources the federal government have. And direct and in a more coordinated way. To a major mental health issues. Or let them bring those resources to bear out that patient help that -- Oh boredom we get the money for this to anybody nor emergence gonna cost. There's already a lot of money that's trial Libyans that. On -- while by the federal government. Part of the problems surprise surprise. You've got a dozen different agencies and each one of them have -- different programs. There's very poor coordination. The one thing reform does is it establishes one person. Who is too. Find out where all these different part of my New York. And then you coordinate them combined programs necessary. -- animal model program that may or may not be effective. We have relatively few that are more likely to be effective. Or let's come back conclude some meat on the bone to this idea. Where duck bill Cassidy some console and also as congressman Boca city. He's so working a little help will reform package -- Washington. You have questions your comments were the congress -- -- audience Gibbs call. 260187. He told bring you anywhere in the country 866. It'd and zero celebrity. Or simply text your questions and comments at you know and I'm shores you -- 70. And it's interesting we're always mentioned every day. We're Dora holds a double drug deal prone one opinion polls. And well was all implies that is it's unscientific and out of the true blood but excellent thing says something we as simply. Do you think the US has a -- health crisis in 80% of UC yeah in the margins that date. I think all the shooting in the constant drumbeat of men Leo people. Routing form has show worked its way into our consciousness. One of the two other cultures about it doctor bill Cassidy also congressman bill -- is working on middle health reform package. In the Washington. Congressman hug give some more details about what you're trying to do in public fungus. Wolf what we're trying to do is help with privacy law right now there in the middle -- the and caregivers ball. Under current very computing but most -- Ebert you -- are under the impression they can match implementation. We can't remember the most about this. Who has -- issues. We -- -- hearing on this in DC. We have expert. And even among them because -- talked among themselves. And make sure that at a -- Fourteen in the issue public hospitals at and for the last twenty years you know my turn to question comes. I'd say you imagine that and our position that were in the morning with patience that he won't have the middle issue. Achieved understand. Which you cannot even agree all you do you understand what he like in 3 o'clock in the morning. She's on good that the patient because she can't get an attorney who knows you know you can agree yours well. And while that happens all cycle begins where the mother is not -- what is wrong with broad. The tragic story in the Wall Street Journal a couple of years ago. A young man. Natalie Cole who was -- others -- -- it's helpful on the answers begin to get up that'll he went all the children mother. Parents were never -- -- -- exactly the level of psychosis. That this sort of thing we need it. Happening -- -- -- news reports yesterday donor if you saw him. The lead brother of the Boston bombing is thought to -- skills of brilliant this sport so it is almost every. Mass murdered -- -- seeing in this country. Good people always say well wonder why they did that what causes -- the answer is virtually across the board there were middle Leo. We ought to make the point that. These folks that like naval yard the dole and -- down. Some of these other terrible shooters. Changing gun control all of them -- Although -- delegate count Adam lamp these barrel of the gun that a mother had lawfully purchased. So you got control all of that and effect this. What must. All the way to stop it is that we have some sort of outreach to that this young man's middle elements would actually have been treated instead of allowing it to fester and grow worse. Well there's a lot of important things reinforced society that if he can -- about this starting with the patient and his are mainly in the gold there. Right before the break I was watching Fox News and they did a report on the biggest do nothing congress in history. As saying that you guys get virtually nothing done. This is a complicated issue were you have to change laws would suppose you'd have convinced medical community in warriors to do certain things. -- anything done and win all the problems that we're out of Washington as you guys can't -- anything. -- -- Partisan issue that is not part of some of the things that we proposed. Just make shouldn't. -- for example a Medicaid like and -- hospital bed. The most bad can be and one institution or eight we increased depth from sixteen to 32. You mentioned that you'd be the bed now they're not then there ought. There's one source that that 1955. There -- 340. Mental well a little bit Robert -- population. And -- others that campaign. You -- 340. But I can promise you we need more than seventy. One way. 20 wow a hospital. Which which the administrative. -- kind of about. Do it to double their capacity. That would mean would be in attitude bring Obama down. Controversial. Something that hopefully we get through by our board. All right congress ruling lumbering consumer -- shown in -- your own but the -- congressman bill counts. Gaffes on the I'd bet on that scenario just as -- -- -- about. Our situation and by giving important traditions -- mother. Yet solid wandering about. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Who shot pat was having a lot of problems that she was trying to work where there's -- in the room. And the success in refused to receive information. It back. Straw the problem is one -- depends on whether or not the emancipation as an adult and what you're an adult. There is some like sensitivity toward how that information is relay. I don't know what the doc would not -- in information. But now -- gross misunderstanding. The mortality problem is they are afraid of them formation and what kind of clear. Their at their legal right to do so and that we're trying to clear up. Yet because it's a city like you know obviously in the art in Europe Chrysler's. And you're trying to solve your chops on the solution to a crisis. And everybody just feels like really restricted. On just open communication back and forth that's in the best interest of the patient. Yeah. Like you know we keep financial like you know order one more in the Mikey shot -- -- -- -- 3 o'clock in the morning. -- We got here at the art there are New Orleans. -- before congress on -- -- Actually in the right -- And -- would not read the information on it on its -- committed suicide. And -- really feel -- yet -- what he later discovered and then in the hospital records. He may have been do you do something now is on. Does not just the hospital when we need clarity -- not one -- -- was -- report. -- Doctor. Congressman -- let me switch screens your my -- but acute -- -- with as in your way you're here. Bigger waters act what is happening there for the people that are listening don't know what that is Louisiana think about 400000. Plus people. About five million people nationwide. Are threatening revive the losing their homes because are not going to be able paid the Emo. Flood insurance premiums war if they can afford the premiums there are going to be able to sell the home and nobody wants to buy -- we have reach that could actually 21020000. Dollars a year per home what what's happening there -- So there's there's two aspects to the waters built actually back up. The national insurance program begin -- around the time Hurricane Camille. When no private insurers wish to be in the insurance market the federal government stepped up manmade flood insurance accessible and affordable. Well. What -- when -- thing is trying to come along. Yes it certainly turned the corner of upside down a program which are brought with -- -- now -- now twenty billion in debt. A bigger waters attempted once more to make flood insurance accessible and affordable. It's made an acceptable but unfortunately the -- -- implement it and making it unaffordable. So there's two aspect want to -- in general seven. Those are people -- was primary residence. Has basically never applauded and they're the ones to whenever there and he -- map of their flood -- They are -- -- having premiums. Intersection -- side which are people who have reportedly flooded our business and those of the sections. Where. And oh my soul. Joke out of it which -- put that to happen. There's going to be at least that. He walked away and any premium changes. So you that we. -- In the mean time we would put an -- -- reform. So that insurance and not just the acceptable but also be affordable. We also -- going to date that been well installment payment and what they're doing now reform it one time. Upfront payment or you're -- sharp. Soul we have to have an amendment -- a month ago we brought it back then maybe even stronger. Unfortunately at that time. I'm not quite sure what the votes of liberty in the they -- it didn't go far enough but it actually went definitely that we agree one month ago. There's about 4000 people on the lead Ian that would of benefited that was out. But what -- -- effect. What we're gonna do now is built on the momentum we the committee that. There and sort of understand there's an issue they've -- -- the -- Early next year now trying to come back and do something more. Talked to conservative groups in the past. That believed in small government and say look this is just people there shouldn't be living there the government paid him over and over again and and consequently. Government can no longer subsidize people living in places they shouldn't or they can't afford to live it. But what are your thoughts along those -- There's too -- -- separate themselves remembered -- people aren't so called section 207. 400000 people Louisiana are expected to vote if they're primary residence that either never plotted they've had minimal flooding. And they're getting some great. A 101000 or even more brilliant entries. So these votes route rather -- but these are both expect him to higher ground. These are also both shall live behind levees. That have been shown to protect against bloody. But FEMA is not giving them credit for the -- and to their being quiet and that the Levy did not exist. So. Open repeatedly -- an argument -- But a primary residence people who never won in many cases when I'm production. There is no excuse for what's happening in public in -- -- as well. What -- the team reps say when you say to them we're talking about their living behind delivery that's been shown to keep the water out. Are you raising the rates. They acknowledged that. There are now more technical but the weather in there let -- initially it called 80 -- Flood map and that the Levy did not exist. And because of the Army Corps of Engineers did not serve are built the Levy. They have them that the let me. There. Push there there and levees which clearly -- built army force standards just not built by the army corps are certified by the report. So how much is implementing. -- -- And that is hurting people. The short taxpayers -- don't -- and built the code. Protection structures. And yet they're getting no credit report. Helping him interpreting. Goes against the law and reject. Well one final question even if we get delayed 1516 months -- -- -- humans they're okay. Zero pay 101000 more and lump -- you can do it every month number one lot of those 400000. People. Or going to be able for the monthly payments and virtually all of them are not going to be able to sell homes in the next year and a -- more. It is there -- no chance that this thing get rectified in time sooner -- what do you think the chances of a gift from rectified. Through the approval of these homeowners. At all so that's a two pronged effort but first let me give temporarily. So that January or her premiums don't yet don't -- union. And -- and that we come back with ideas as to how we immediately changed the program. Make it more efficient. More affordable. And they'll provide the protection that need to protect in these revised. And so you're not it's going to be difficult to do. Tomorrow. But over the next month we ought to be accomplish it. Again we are pushing the short term relief but it can be short term up there and then we come back a bit more apprehensive. Congressman always pleasure to talk to appreciate it very much you have good holidays Merry Christmas and everything else. America you know regular -- thank.