Lawmakers Urged To Combine Two Health Programs

POSTED: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:42am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:57pm

The Louisiana House will vote on a bill to merge the Offices of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders.

Tuesday, folks who rely on these programs, made their presence known, by wearing orange at the Capitol.

Mental health advocates support the legislation to save money and services.

Opponents of the bill worry, that services for people with addictions, will be pushed aside for mental health services.