In America For A Couple Years Now That Has Been A Problem

1650 WordsFeb 24, 20177 Pages
In America for a couple years now that has been a problem with people getting diagnosed with a mental illness and had a problem with taking their prescriptions. There a lot of people that are diagnosed with a mental illness that are in prison. The price of the prescriptions that the people that have a mental illness are on they have a problem because they can’t pay for the prescriptions are they have too little to pay for them. Other thing that doesn’t help with the mental illness problem is the people that are not treated with a mental illness. People that are diagnosed with a mental illness that are in prison. There is a percentage of the population in a prison that has a mental illness. The women in America’s local jails are about six…show more content…
In 2011 New York made law known as the “SHU Exclusion Law”. The law states that if there are 200 inmates have been moved from solitary into special mental health units’ hundreds of others remain in isolation because of questions over their diagnosis. The law 's prohibition applies only to those with “serious mental illness,” including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. The prisoners can’t pay for the treatment that they are getting because they are in jail so they can’t work so the taxpayer has to pay for their treatment that they need. For the people that have a mental illness that are in prison there is not that many that are diagnosis. There is a lot of them that have a mental illness that is not diagnosis. The price of the prescriptions for mental illness The amount of money the people that had a mental illness have to pay is a large amount money that they have to pay for treatments and prescriptions. Medicare covered 29 cents of every dollar spent on prescription drugs in 2014, up from less than 2 cents in 2004. Medicaid covered 10 cents of every dollar spent on prescription drugs in 2014, up from less than 19 cents in 2004. The customers in 2004 had to pay 25 cents of every dollar spent on prescription, in 2014 the prices when down to 15 cents of every dollar spent on prescription. The share of spreading covered by private insurers shrank from 49 cents to 43 cents. At least 3.7 million Americans who are currently
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