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house Bill H.R. 203

Does the Government Need to Focus on Improving Mental Health Care for Veterans?

Argument in favor

Action needs to be taken to reduce the number of suicides among veterans, and helping those veterans who want to become psychologists is a good start.

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02/27/2015
The Privatization of Mental Health Care by Reagan posed the mentally ill as criminals. It made receiving health care for mental illnesses expensive and almost impossible. When our Veterans return from the atrocities of war it is our duty to care for them by reintegrating them into society. Throwing our Veterans into a system that demonizes them for what we have made them is both irresponsible and unjust.
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JonRunyan's Opinion
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04/02/2015
We are still 30 years behind in this area.
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Jacob's Opinion
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11/28/2015
Yes our veterans deserve the best health care. They put there lives on the line for us, and now it's are turn to put them first.
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Argument opposed

There should be some protections to ensure that these programs don’t get lost in the bureaucratic layers of the VA, which has proven itself to be incompetent when addressing veterans' needs.

ThomasParker's Opinion
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05/25/2015
Since when has the government been able to provide adequate healthcare for anyone? The last I had heard, government VA hospitals were letting vets die due to their inefficiency. Perhaps they should allow vets to choose which medical provider they like instead.
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Curmudgeon's Opinion
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07/20/2015
The VA should be spun off into the larger hospital system ASAP, assuming the latter still exists as a viable entity after Obaminationcare.
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ark4162's Opinion
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05/31/2015
The government needs to get the hell out of it. Give the Vets a medical card and let them go get care wherever they want.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedApril 23rd, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed February 3rd, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 99 Yea / 0 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • The house Passed January 13th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 403 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Health
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJanuary 7th, 2015

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