Rory Lamberton (Libertarian)
Do you support school policies and funding that increase the availability of mental health services in schools and early childhood settings?
- No: I believe the people of Colorado will happily and voluntarily provide the philanthropy towards important causes such as this.
Do you support additional funding for follow-up care for individuals after a suicide attempt or overdose?
- No: I believe the people of Colorado will happily and voluntarily provide funds through philanthropy for important matters such as suicide prevention.
Do you support extreme risk protection orders?
- No: The concern I have for supporting this measure is the lack of quantifiable measures that would be used to remove rights from the citizens.
Do you support strengthening laws and transparency requirements compelling insurance companies to provide coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders that is equal to the coverage provided for a physical illness?
- No: I do not think private companies should be compelled to do anything by the government. The free market and concerned consumers have a much bigger impact on what companies provide their customers.
Do you support strengthening requirements that insurance companies have enough mental health and substance use professionals to guarantee their members have a choice of provider?
- No: I do not think the answer to inadequate coverage is through government coercion. Again, the customers and free market can motivate a private company far more quickly, and fairly than any bureaucratic mandate.
Do you support requirements that hospitals and other providers report information on treatment availability to help individuals, hospitals and law enforcement locate available treatment for people in crisis?
- No: As much as I support the idea of this, it is not moral to force a private company to do anything like this. However, hospitals that voluntarily report and assist should be celebrated.
Do you support providing state funds to expand capacity for mental health and substance use treatment in underserved areas of the state?
- No: I believe the people of Colorado will happily and voluntarily provide funds through philanthropy for important matters such as inadequate capacity to provide mental health and substance use services.
Do you support additional state investments in affordable housing with supportive services for people with mental health or substance use disorders?
- No: I believe the people of Colorado will happily and voluntarily provide funds through philanthropy to assist homeless people in need. We are one of the most giving and charitable people in the world.