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NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-14; 29 June 2015

The Issue: Ask your representatives to support H.R. 1604, the Veterans’ Mental Health Care Access Act, sponsored by Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-NJ.

Immediate Action Required: Ask your representatives to support H.R. 1604, the Veterans’ Mental Health Care Access Act, sponsored by Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-NJ.

More Information: NGAUS strongly supports the Veterans’ Mental Health Care Access Act, a bill that would allow veterans to seek immediate mental health care at any facility eligible to receive reimbursement through the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

NGAUS is committed to improving the care of our nation’s veterans. Securing mental health services for our nation’s veterans who need immediate and confidential help is of the upmost importance if our nation is to comprehensively address the high incidences of suicide, substance abuse, and traumatic stress in this community. Veterans are not the only ones who face these challenges in our country, and they should be able to take advantage of other federal, state, local and community-based confidential care that is open to all Americans. This bill offers them this choice.

Please contact your representatives and urge them to support this bill.

NGAUS Point of Contact:
Grace Washbourne
Joint Programs Manager
202-408-5893
grace.washbourne@ngaus.org

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