In a report issued earlier this week, Surgeon General David Satcher called for better healthcare for the mentally retarded. The report was the product of the Conference On Health Disparities And Mental Retardation, held in Washington, D.C. The report highlights what the authors call "vast shortcomings" in healthcare for people with mental retardation. Satcher's recommendations, if heeded by Congress, will have an impact on all areas of healthcare--not only primary care but eye and dental ...

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