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Friday, July 27, 2007

Care for kids

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 5:45 AM

I thought I posted the Beebe news release on this yesterday, but I guess I got discombobulated. I can't find it now. But it's worth noting the composition of the new task force he's appointed to study mental health care for children. The presence of former legislators Jay Bradford and Tommy Roebuck is reassuring. As is the absence of seats for some of the providers of millions in residential services, an out-of-control sector of Medicaid spending in Arkanas that flourished under the previous administration (Lord's Ranch, anyone?) Arkansas spends a disproportionate amount on residential care. It needs to do more in community care. It also needs to take a long look at practices in some of the care facilities.

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