I would love to take Medicare, but I, and every other licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist are not permitted to do so, because of an arcane regulation that needs an act of Congress to change. It just so happens that there is a bill before Congress that aims to change that: the Seniors Mental Health Improvement Act S1879/HR3032.
Today is the day that advocates for this bill have chosen to blitz members of Congress to pass that bill. As a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, local representative, Tom Reed, is one of those members.
If you care about seniors, and who doesn’t care about sweet little old ladies and cute little old men, then contact Tom Reed, and other Congressmen and Senators and tell them that #SeniorsNeedMHCounselors, too.