Administration considers expanding mental health treatment

Amid the outcry over theĀ Florida school shooting, the Trump administration says it is “actively exploring” ways to help states expand inpatient mental health treatment using Medicaid funds.

President Donald Trump again brought up the issue of mental hospitals in a meeting with governors on Monday, invoking a time when statesĀ maintained facilities for mentally ill and developmentally disabled people.

“In the old days, you would put him into a mental institution,” Mr. Trump said, apparently referring to alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, whose troubling behavior prompted people close to him to plead for help from authorities, without success. “We’re going to have to start talking about mental institutions …we have nothing between a prison and leaving him at his house, which we can’t do anymore.”

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