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Nevada hospital accused of bussing patients may lose funding




Atascadero State Hospital, shown above in this 1999 photo, cares for more than 600 mentally ill patients.
Atascadero State Hospital, shown above in this 1999 photo, cares for more than 600 mentally ill patients.
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Last month, the Sacramento Bee uncovered the story of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital which has been bussing hundreds of patients to cities and towns throughout the country.

One-third of those patients have wound up here in California, and when they arrive, they often have no family or support system to turn to. Now the findings by a federal investigation could strip the hospital of funding.

Joining us for more is Phillip Reese, who's been covering this story for the Sacramento Bee.