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tv   STUDENTCAM 2022 WINNER Stigma- Free Nation - Pathway to Parity  CSPAN  April 17, 2022 1:05pm-1:17pm EDT

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that was just a speculative claim. when push comes to shove, what was actually the treaty negotiated, it allowed nato to move eastward across the former cold war lines. >> "not one inch" tonight on c-span's "q&a." listen to it and all of our podcasts on our free c-span now app. >> c-span is your unfiltered view of government. we are funded by these television companies and more, including sparklight. >> the greatest town on earth is a place you call home. at sparklight, it's our home, too. we are all facing our greatest challenge -- that is why sparklight is working round-the-clock to keep you connected. we are doing our part so it is a little easier to do yours.
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>> sparklight supports c-span as a public service along with these other television providers , giving you a front row seat to democracy. >> middle and high school students participated in the c-span student documentary competition, where we asked the question "how does the federal government impact your life? our first prize is a middle school are from mountain view, california, where c-span is available through comcast.
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>> what is the federal government doing? in 1986, the federal government passed the mental health parity act, designed to make mental health coverage equal physical health coverage. in 2008, it was updated. in order to close any loopholes. fix offers essential health benefits so insurance company's cannot discriminate between maternity care and prescription drug coverage and emergency rim treatment. >> but many loopholes still exist. >> what it means literally is both the sharp sticks or rods used to burn a brand into a
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person. stigma prevents people from seeking help, prevents funding to get people the treatments they need. >> if half of all people living with cancer had no treatment in the previous year, who -- you would be outraged. the fact that over half of our country is going without treatment, that is truly outrageous. in santa clara county, california, almost two thirds of people have reported stigma. >> about 96% of all children in california are covered but a very, very small percentage who needed actually get access to care. it is almost one in four people in the united states get medicaid coverage. it is hard to use those benefits to access psychologists, psychiatrists, and substance abuse programs. those providers of mental health care who do see medicare and medicaid are overwhelmed.
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>> nearly half of santa clara county does not know about mental health care options. >> if you are between eight and 18 years old, you go to the doctor -- you have to meet what are called diagnostic criteria. those are really important roles for the federal government -- that is to help and define how young people could qualify for support. >> the importance of provider networks, the most important need i have seen is to have more mental health professionals available for people to work with so they are not just taking private pay from affluent people. >> we have to have a full continuum of services available so people are not forced to wait until crisis before they get care. >> within santa clara county, the biggest obstacles are the lack of knowledge, cost and complexity. >> there are federal and some state parity laws on the books, but there are loopholes big enough to drive a truck through.
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getting funding levels for the national institute of mental health parallel with the levels of the national cancer institute. >> we should require health plans invest in a minimal set of services, particulate social and mental welfare of young people. >> these mental health policies are brightening. among the positives are steady increases of the mental health awareness and boosting care. the pandemic, after spending more than a year studying, i found the unpredictability of the current pandemic has spread their motive -- through isolation, lack of motivation and anxiety. people struggled with distant learning and because -- and have become socially distance after months of its isolating in place. >> we have to think in terms of what are we doing as a culture?
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in the last 20 years, suicide has leapt over cancer and car accident as cause of death. yet there is still hope. chapters of local nonprofits centered around improving mental health. >> all of our services are no cost, but we are a family service agency. one of the things we are focused on doing is providing more access to family therapy support . we have a sliding scale. >> our school has been a foundation for change in achieving a stigma-free nation. >> it can include a preventative piece, helping them express their feelings, and it can go to more individualized support where you are talking to a counselor about your experience. it could be group support. >> in doing my research and searching for leads in santa clara county, i found no
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students who would allow themselves to be interviewed. people should feel safe to share their views. there are currently three senate bills and play that would require each state to identify a mental health education plan before january the 24. but will these bills be enforced properly? >> it's not a sign of weakness but strength. if we can do that more and more, we may be on our way to a much more stigma-free society and it is people of your age and generation who are going to make the difference, so keep at it. >> to watch this and all winning entries, visit our website at >> c-span is your unfiltered view of government. we are funded by these elves and companies and more, including charter communications. >> broadband is a poorest -- is
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a force for empowerment. that's why charter has invested billions to my building infrastructure, upgrading technology and empowering opportunity in communities big and small. charter is connecting us. >> charter communications supports c-span as a public service along with these other television providers, giving a front row seat to democracy. >> during discussions over the reunification of germany in 1990, u.s. secretary of state, james baker told soviet leader mikal gorbachev that nato would not expand eastward, not one inch. in the lead up to the russian invasion of ukraine, vladimir putin used those words to suggest the u.s. and nato were not interested in peace and should not be trusted. tonight on "q&a" a history professor and author of "not one inch" talks about the 1990 comment and the impact nato expansion has had on
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u.s.-russian relations. >> one of the newest documents i found found -- showed baker went right back to allies and said sorry about that language, drop it, we are not going to use it anymore. the problem is it took mikal gorbachev a while to see this and he starts pressing in the summer and fall to get that in writing. but that is no longer on offer. when push comes to shove, when there is actually a treaty negotiated, that treaty explicitly allows nato to move eastward across the former cold war line. >> tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a." you can listen to it and all of our podcasts on our free c-span now app. >> at least six presidents
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recorded conversations while in office. here many of those conversations on c-span's new podcast, "presidential recordings." >> season one focuses on the presidency of lyndon johnson. you will hear about the 19 624 civil rights act, the 19 625 presidential campaign, the gulf of tonkin incident, and not everyone knew they were being recorded. >> certainly johnson's secretaries knew because they were tasked with transcribing many of those conversations. in fact, they were the ones who made sure the conversations were taped as johnson would signal to them through an open door between his office and there's. >> you will also hear some blunt talk. >> i want to -- i want a report of the number of people assigned to kennedy on the day he died. if i can ever go to the bathroom, i won't go. i won't go anywhere, i will stay
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right behind these black gates. >> residential recordings -- find it on the c-span now mobile app or wherever you get your podcasts. >> house speaker nancy pelosi talked about voting rights, the invasion of ukraine, and public service at the lyndon baines johnson presidential library in austin, texas. this was the library's first in person event since the start of the covid-19 pandemic. it's about one hour 25 minutes. since the pandemic -- this was the first in person event at the library since the pandemic. ♪ >> i am the vice chairman of the lbj library and foundation, and i want to welcome each and every one of you here. i can think of no more appropriate program for us to have in person for the first program in two


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