“This is a wonderful bill and very needed. The psychological wounds are every bit as real but harder to diagnose and treat than the visible wounds. Many of them result in criminal justice involvement to a much higher degree than physical wounds do. Please thank the Senators for their leadership on this”
Evelyn L. Stratton
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) & U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the following bill, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services:
Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers (MEPS) Act
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health screening before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
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