Behavioral Health Business June 18, 2024
Chris Larson

Industry insiders have pushed back on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee’s highly charged report on the at-risk youth industry, claiming it failed to address the key drivers of abuse in the industry and chart a clear path forward after creating a public spectacle.

Despite the lack of a clear path forward, the report and comments by the committee suggest that Congress is considering major reforms down the pipeline.

On June 12, the committee released a report and held a hearing that contends this industry has “figured out exactly how to turn a profit off taxpayer-funded child abuse,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said during the hearing. Wyden vowed to take action against the industry, going so far as...

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