Capsules: Colorado Gov Pitches Plan To Mend Mental Health Safety Net

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Colorado Public Radio's Eric Whitney, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports on a proposal advanced by the governor: "In a grim coincidence, just days after the mass killing in Newtown, Conn., Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing an $18.5 million plan to strengthen the state’s mental health system. The proposal is the result of five months of work by a group of advisors convened by Hickenlooper in the wake of a mass shooting in July at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead. The governor’s announcement had been set well before Friday’s massacre" (Whitney, 12/19). Check out what else is on the blog.


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