Urge Congress to improve psychiatric care for veterans
Urge Congress to Improve Psychiatric Care for Veterans
Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and David Scott (D-GA) recently introduced H.R. 4234, the Ensuring Veterans’ Resiliency Act, in an effort to improve access to psychiatric care for our nation’s veterans. The legislation would create a three-year pilot program designed to attract at least ten psychiatrists per year to full-time employment within the Veterans Health Administration, offering loan repayment as an incentive and filling the most critical void within the VA. The APA applauds the efforts of Reps. Bucshon and Scott, and we need your help to advance this legislation in Congress.
As you know, veterans face significant mental health challenges, and it is time for Congress to act to ensure these brave men and women have access to the quality care they deserve. Please join the APA in urging your representatives in Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 4234. Click the above "Take Action" to send a message – it will only take a moment.
Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A.
C.E.O. and Medical Director
American Psychiatric Association