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house Bill H.R. 2915

Preventing Female Veteran Suicide With Better VA Mental Health Care

Argument in favor

The VA needs to do all that it can to provide mental health and suicide prevention services to vulnerable groups of veterans — particularly women and those who were involved in classified activities.

Alis's Opinion
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01/26/2016
Yes BUT...health care should be available for ALL veterans. Why is a separate bill necessary unless, in your austerity wisdom, you have chosen to eliminate female veterans from benefits? Should that be the case, FIX IT NOW. If not, scrap this bill and be certain that every veteran has the needed mental health care!!! And all other benefits needed for their return to productive citizenry. That this feckless congress has short changed veterans consistently is a crime against the entire country.
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G's Opinion
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01/26/2016
Why not just have one bill that addresses both genders?
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Robert's Opinion
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01/26/2016
The VA should enhance all counseling services to all military personnel.
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Argument opposed

By focusing on female veterans and those who participated in classified activities, this bill neglects other veterans and the mental health care and suicide prevention programs that serve them.

operaman's Opinion
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01/26/2016
So do we want a Title IX for Female Veteran? Silly idea. Let's go with equal.
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BTSundra's Opinion
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01/26/2016
Male suicide rates are much higher than females, and yet we only focus on the women. How about we expand benefits to everyone for once?
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SouthernGal's Opinion
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01/27/2016
This bill should be for all vets. Get off your butts, congress and fix the entire VA.
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    Yes BUT...health care should be available for ALL veterans. Why is a separate bill necessary unless, in your austerity wisdom, you have chosen to eliminate female veterans from benefits? Should that be the case, FIX IT NOW. If not, scrap this bill and be certain that every veteran has the needed mental health care!!! And all other benefits needed for their return to productive citizenry. That this feckless congress has short changed veterans consistently is a crime against the entire country.
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    So do we want a Title IX for Female Veteran? Silly idea. Let's go with equal.
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    Why not just have one bill that addresses both genders?
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    The VA should enhance all counseling services to all military personnel.
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    Male suicide rates are much higher than females, and yet we only focus on the women. How about we expand benefits to everyone for once?
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    This bill should be for all vets. Get off your butts, congress and fix the entire VA.
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    Health care should include all veterans
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    Anything that improves access to mental healthcare for veterans is a good thing. These groups have been identified as the ones most in need of that immediate care, so I see the point. Even better would be a bill enduring immediate category all veterans, but I would never vote out a bill because it doesn't go far enough! Any progress is still progress.
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    More legislation is not what's needed. V.A. Need to be held accountable for all of their failings to our vets.
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    This bill is a distraction from the systemic problem: The VA needs a complete overhaul. President Obama didn't start the problem but he certainly neglected it for the eight year as Commander-in-chief.
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    As a veteran we need better care over all.
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    I'm for anything that will improve the lives and future of veterans. However, we shouldn't only focus on female veterans in this case, but we should focus on ALL veterans and improve all vets VA health care.
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    If it included ALL veterans then I'd be for it.
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    This bill needs to be improved on to include all veterans; Male, female, of all races. If you are or were in the military you should be given the best care no matter how much it raises taxes
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    I say yes to this, but another bill should be included to do the same for all veterans, not just women. That does not mean I wouldn't support the good things in THIS bill, but more should be done.
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    The scope of this bill is too narrow and needs to include all vets.
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    Definitely and better health care for all veterans across the board.
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    It should not matter what gender you are. If you served you have earned all the benefits available to you. Period! This bill should be a no brainier. Even though this is an all volunteer military, our veterans are serving way to many tours.
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    We need better mental health care for all the veterans female or male
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    Absolutely! Just one less vay-cay by the royal family would easily cover this.
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