Mentally Ill Patients In New Mexico Scrambling To Find Help

NPR | Sept. 23, 2013 5:38 p.m.

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Tristan Ahtone

This summer, New Mexico froze Medicaid payments to several mental health agencies due to “credible allegations of fraud.” From there, the providers were taken over by Arizona companies, leaving approximately 30,000 patients to navigate New Mexico’s complex mental health system alone. Among these patients are the homeless, those suffering from PTSD, and many with long-term drug addictions.


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