Editorial: Mental health parity, ‘Excellence’ act, should be priorities

Adequate mental health services and parity are not simply medical issues, but ones of basic human rights. It’s time that Congress and the federal government address them as such and deliver much-need care to millions of Americans and their families.Two key measures, one legislative and the other regulatory, represent historic opportunities to address what 50… Read More Editorial: Mental health parity, ‘Excellence’ act, should be priorities

David Morris heads off to pastures old after 23 years as Bedfordshire coroner

AS of Tuesday, senior coroner for Bedfordshire and Luton, David Morris, will retire from his role after 23 years serving the county.David, 72, first became a coroner for Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire in 1987 before moving to Beds as a deputy in 1990, and became full coroner two years later.Speaking with Bedfordshire on Sunday about his… Read More David Morris heads off to pastures old after 23 years as Bedfordshire coroner

Will the Mental Healthcare Bill 2013 address the woes of the mentally ill?

The bill has been waiting in the wings for some time and will make some wholesale changes to the earlier Mental Health Act 1987.Finally, the much-awaited Mental Healthcare Bill 2013 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.The bill has been waiting in the wings for some time and will make… Read More Will the Mental Healthcare Bill 2013 address the woes of the mentally ill?

Romney says he might not have run in 2012 if Jeb Bush entered race

Had someone like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entered the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney says he might not have entered the presidential race. In an interview with Dan Balz for the Washington Post reporter’s soon-to-be released “Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America,” Romney said that he would have… Read More Romney says he might not have run in 2012 if Jeb Bush entered race