In the News: Ripon Advance: Walorski reintroduces bipartisan bill to help survivors of military sexual assault

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Walorski reintroduces bipartisan bill to help survivors of military sexual assault

Bipartisan legislation recently reintroduced by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) would help survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) obtain treatment through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

Walorski’s bill, H.R. 927, would enable MST survivors to be reimbursed for expenses incurred to travel long distances to receive treatment through the VA facilities that are outside their Veterans Integrated Service Network.

“There is no excuse for putting up barriers to treatment for survivors of military sexual trauma,” Walorski said. “We have a responsibility to ensure our veterans get the care and services they earned. This bipartisan bill will help survivors get the care they need to overcome physical and psychological pain from military sexual trauma, regardless of their geographic location or their distance from VA facilities.”

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