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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 2:05 p.m. MST

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Salem, Utah

I can totally see how many mentally ill people become homeless, regardless of anyone's desire or willingness to help. Employer-provided insurance is no help to the hopeless, but maybe it can help prevent some from going over the edge.


Community Mental Health treatment is not offered in Utah in the way it is presented in this article. It states that services are offered on a sliding fee scale. Sorry DN, community mental health centers in Utah only provide services to those on Medicaid & Medicare. They will do a Psych Evaluation, but without either Medicaid or Medicare insurance someone seeking treatment will be turned away. Even those on PCN (Primary Care Network) will be turned away from mental health services. The budget cuts in Utah have lead counties & the state to cut services. Mental health services are difficult to obtain in Utah. Private insurance is very limited in covering services as well. Mental health parity is a must.

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