The so-called "Millionaire's Tax,"-- Prop 63, passed in 2004 -- has generated some $7 billion, all spent on mental healthcare. Then came the recession. Are needy patients now getting the care they require? Are voters getting what they were promised? Also, are massive pensions funds for teachers and other public employees invested in companies that make guns like those used in the Newtown massacre? State Treasurer Bill Lockyer wants to know. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a national perspective on mental illness: are sick people being allowed to fall through the cracks?
Is the Mental Healthcare Measure Working in California?
From this Episode:
The Challenge of Mental Illness
In 2004, voters passed Proposition 63 , a one percent tax on Californians who earn more than a million dollars a year. The so-called “Millionaire's Tax,” has now raised...
25 min, 42 sec
Newtown Massacre and the Lessons about Mental Illness
Nobody will ever know what led Adam Lanza to slaughter twenty 6- and 7-year-olds last Friday at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. But what has been reported...
25 min, 17 sec