Art Terrazas, ACA's director of government affairs, wrote an op-ed for The Hill, commending Representatives Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) for working toward "commonsense reform that could dramatically increase access to mental healthcare for our seniors, particularly those living in rural areas."
If passed, Medicare bill H.R. 3662 (the “Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013”) would finally allow Medicare to reimburse Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) for serving this growing segment of the U.S. population. "We don’t often see elected officials willing to take on an issue without fanfare. Gibson and Thompson have done just that—taking up this fight because they know it is the right thing to do."
Read the full op-ed in The Hill here