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The Bailout legislation that passed the Senate last week had one good surprise for the country and its citizens, it had attached to it the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
Federal officials stated this week that Steven Sabock, a 50 year old mental patient at a hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, died in April of this year after being left alone in a chair in the hospital for close to a full day with no one giving him any food or even helping him to use the bathroom. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iggZ1aEXm3lTMnUbwda1P2M10... An Associated Press article by Whitney Woodward found that Mr. Sabock apparently died in Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, a hospital less than an hour away from Raleigh, NC, in April of this year from choking on medicine after being left in a chair unattended to for 22 hours, while video surveillance cameras revealed hospital personnel playing card games and watching television only a few feet away.