Take Two for May 10, 2013

Nevada hospital accused of bussing patients may lose funding

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Atascadero State Hospital, shown above in this 1999 photo, cares for more than 600 mentally ill patients.

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.


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