Public Versus Private Beds
According to KRIS TV of Corpus Christi, Texas, the night before Khandi Busby recently threw her two sons off a bridge and jumped herself, relatives sought treatment for her at a local psychiatric hospital. Busby suffered from bipolar disorder, had stopped taking her medications, and was engaging in odd behavior. However, the hospital refused to admit her because she did not have proper insurance coverage.
This is one more reason why states like Texas must take steps to address their severe shortage of public psychiatric hospital beds.