Both Hawaii and Massachusetts have implemented some incremental reforms in health care, but neither state has complete coverage of its citizens. There is no better time than the present to start making informed decisions about getting and staying healthy so as not to need this health care that has been thrust upon us. We can not keep on this path of the drugs and surgery approach that the health care system endorses.
METHODS: We analyzed health insurance claims for patients aged ≥ 18 years with schizophrenia and newly prescribed oral atypical antipsychotics in 2007-2013 from 3 U.S. insurance claims databases: Truven MarketScan (Medicaid and commercial) and Humana (Medicare).
On s personal note, several young relatives were adversely affected by such drugs in the late 1990s-early 2000s, with violent behavior and suicidal thoughts, that contributed to their needing acute psychiatric emergency care and having problems that persist to this day.