Why I can’t take Medicare

old-womanI 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.

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Published by Keith R Wilson

I'm a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. My newest book is The Road to Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace When Relationships Go Bad. I recently published a workbook connected to it titled, How to Make an Apology You’ll Never Have to Make Again. I also have another self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. I’ve also published two novels, a satire of the mental health field: Fate’s Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic, and Intersections , which takes readers on a road trip with a suicidal therapist. If you prefer your reading in easily digestible bits, with or without with pictures, I have created a Twitter account @theshrinkslinks. MyFacebook page is called Keith R Wilson – Author.