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As Texas Drops Millions Off Medicaid, Safety Net Clinics Face a CrisisLiving with severe ADHD can feel like driving a race car mind equipped with bicycle brakes, says clinical psychologist Lance Kelley. His team has recently witnessed too many crashes. During the last year, many kids who’d been able to manage their condition under his care have lost their Medicaid coverage and can no longer afford their medication. Quite a number of them subsequently skipped follow-up appointments, and for a while he didn’t know what had happened to them.Then Kelley began to notice a disturbing pattern: some of these children and teens finally returned to his Waco clinic, no longer able to stay away. Some now required a higher level of care. Some had stopped going to school or ended up in handcuffs. “It’s the crash…

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