Rep. Austin Scott Applauds Passage of Bill to Aid Veterans Experiencing ‘Invisible Wounds of War’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) today issued the following statement upon the House passing the No Hero Left Untreated Act (H.R. 1162), a bill which would create a pilot program to explore treatments for veterans experiencing mental health conditions, over-prescription of opioids, and chronic pain. Rep. Scott is an original co-sponsor of the bill.
“For their sacrifices and commitment to our country, it is our duty to take care of our warfighters suffering from both the physical and invisible wounds of war,” said Rep. Scott. “Our veterans deserve top-quality care, and today’s legislation takes an important step forward in modernizing our approach to combatting opioid addiction and mental health conditions of our service members to help them get the help they need.”
Today’s legislation would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a one-year pilot program at up to two VA medical facilities to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans with PTSD, TBI, MST, chronic pain or opiate addiction for up to fifty veterans.
Congressman Austin Scott has two district office locations available to help with veterans’ casework. Staff members in the Tifton Office and the Warner Robins Office are able to assist veterans with education benefits, medical benefits, and military medals or awards, among other things. For more information, or if you are a veteran in need of federal benefit assistance, please call the Tifton Office at (229) 396-5175 or the Warner Robins Office at (478) 971-1776.