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The Potential Economic and Fiscal Impacts of a Jail Diversion Program and Restoration Center for Mental Health and Related Disorders in Baton Rouge
Report Published on April 10, 2015

Local jails are typically poorly equipped to deal with mental illness and related issues. Nonetheless, individuals with mental disorders are all too often incarcerated simply due to a lack of other options. Not only do these persons fail to receive needed and adequate treatment, but are also more likely to have various complications both when in custody and after release. At the same time, incarceration is costly for communities. In response to these concerns, programs have emerged across the country which seek to offer more appropriate options for both persons suffering from mental disorders and communities attempting to provide necessary services with scarce resources.

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Costs, Consequences, and Cures: An Assessment of the Impact of Severe Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders on Business Activity in Texas and the Anticipated Economic and Fiscal Return on Investment in Expanded Mental Health Services
Report Published on May 01, 2009

Mental health and substance abuse disorders are pressing challenges across the nation. While these problems can clearly take an enormous toll on individuals, they also involve sizable costs for society as a whole. For those without private insurance, problems can be particularly acute. Given funding challenges, dealing with these issues increasingly requires innovative approaches to maximize the return on investment in services. Even beyond the quality of life and other human costs, mental health disorders can be expensive in terms of treatment. With inadequate treatment, overall costs, such as comorbidities, loss of wages and productivity, incarceration, homelessness, and mortality, can notably escalate.

What could be the result of President Trump's decision to end Obamacare subsidies?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 16, 2017

President Trump decides to end the Obamacare subsidies. Dr. Perryman takes a look and is left scratching his head.

Why did the GOP effort to fix Obamacare fail, and what should be done going forward?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 27, 2017

Three strikes, and the Republican plan to fix Obamacare is dead. What did Dr. Perryman think about the GOP effort?

How should Congressional leaders proceed in their endeavor to pass healthcare reform, and why should the current ideas be edited?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 16, 2017

Congressional leaders in the White House still haven't given up on passing some kind of healthcare reform this year. How should they proceed? Dr. Perryman has some ideas.

What are some secondary impacts of healthcare access or a lack thereof?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 27, 2017

We don't hear much, if anything, in the healthcare debate about what Dr. Perryman says is the secondary impact of healthcare access.

Why will the House's budget plan be difficult to pass, and how will healthcare impact the discussion?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 21, 2017

The US House has introduced its initial budget plan, a blueprint that includes substantial cuts to social programs. In other words, Dr. Perryman says it will be difficult to pass.

Where does Texas rank in US health care?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 09, 2016

A new WalletHub ranking of health care in America shows Texas near the bottom in access, and Dr. Perryman says one answer is to expand Medicaid.