Children with Mental Health...

Children with Mental Health Issues

A class action lawsuit filed against the State of Michigan's Department of Mental Health and Human Services alleges that the state is failing to meet its obligation under Medicaid to provide adequate services to children with behavioral and mental health issues. Apart from the fact that federal law mandates that people with physical and mental disabilities have their medical treatment paid for by the state, the behavioral and mental health issues of children receiving inadequate or no treatment clearly impacts others as well--particularly within the context of education I am interested in knowing what insight and perspectives Caucus members might bring to bear on this issue.