May 29, 2011

IT'S NOT JUST THE CASH...:

Mislabeling kids as ADHD? Investigate federal rules (Boston Globe, May 29, 2011)

GOOD INTENTIONS have gone awry in the federal program that gives cash benefits to families of disabled children, and a comprehensive assessment of the program’s weaknesses is the first step toward fixing it. Given the strong possibility that children are being misclassified as disabled to make their families eligible for checks of up to $700 a month, Congress should happily pay the $10 million or so needed to fund a study of the program by the well-regarded Institute of Medicine. And then it should quickly implement any changes based on the institute’s findings before more children are misclassified.

...it's also getting to drug boys into behaving better.


Posted by at May 29, 2011 7:39 AM
  

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