Rep. Renee Ellmers and Rep. Tim Murphy, who is chief sponsor for his proposed Mental Health Reform Bill, met with the Editorial Board of the News and Observer Tuesday in Raleigh. Here is the link to the article published by the N&O and written by Lynn Bonner. There is a brief video of Murphy speaking to the Board posted, too.
I am posting a link to a different viewpoint on this bill written by Bonnie Schell. Bonnie is a former peer support provider in California and a former employee of PBH in Concord (now "Cardinal Innovations"), a Managed Care Agency. Bonnie is also a published author and the Chair of the Board of a state-wide peer led mental health advocacy organization called NC CANSO.
Her article was first posted to Daily Kos tonight. Here is the link to her article titled 'Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 (Murphy Bill) Is Based on Wrong Premise.'
I have written several times about my opposition to HR 3717, since it was introduced last December. Here is my latest post on this bill from last week titled 'Oppose the bill Sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy, HR 3717.'