Congressman Brian Higgins (NY) introduced H.R. 3368, a bill that would improve access to child care services for veterans receiving certain Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care treatments including intensive or regular mental health care services or other types of health care deemed appropriate by the Secretary.
Veterans who are the primary caretakers of their children often cite lack of child care as a significant barrier to accessing needed medical care services-especially specialized services for war-related mental health conditions. H.R. 3368 would authorize VA to provide child care at an on-site VA facility, reimburse a private licensed child care agency for such care or collaborate with other federal agencies for the service helping to remove a known barrier for ill and injured veterans with child care responsibilities to access essential VA health care services.
Please use the letter below to urge your Representative to cosponsor and support passage of H.R. 3368-legislation to improve access to child care for veterans in need of VA mental health or other critical medical care services.
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