Does your health insurance (or Medicare or Medicaid) use tiers for prescription medicine co-pays (e.g., lowest cost for generic, middle cost for preferred name brand, high cost for non-preferred name brand)?
Eric Scharf, Advocacy Advisor, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Calling for a “revolution in mental health care to end decades of neglect, abuse and violence,” Dainus Pūras, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, has issued a report that calls for major changes in mental health care around the world. In presenting his report to the June session of the UN Human Rights Council, he said, “Mental health policies and services are in crisis—not a crisis of chemical imbalances, but of power imbalances. We need bold political commitments, urgent policy responses and immediate remedial action.”
The UN expert reported that rights violations often affect sociall...