Bush thinks so...
In July, Bush will be rolling out his New Freedom Initiative, a plan that moves to screen the entire US population for mental illness. According to the March 2004 White House progress report, "consumers of all ages" with a strong focus on children, will be screened for mental illness and medicated accordingly.
At face value, the report is laden in good intentions to integrate the mentally ill into society through technology, education, and community, but at a closer examination of the details, the plan appears to better serve drug companies than it’s patients. Should we really expect anything less from the Bush administration?
Between Bush ties to Eli Lilly and the overwhelming contribution trends of the Pharmaceutical industry to the Republican Party, lets look at the New Freedom Initiative for what it is – another vehicle for our governments money grubbing corporate freaks to take advantage of the average American.
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