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Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Breedlove
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Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr. (CA-39) offered an amendment to H.R. 840, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, that was accepted by the House. The amendment would include intensive health care services related to physical therapy for a service-connected disability in the definition of “covered health care services.”

His quote:

“Physical therapy is an important aspect of any healing process and is often necessary for veterans suffering from sustained pain or discomfort from a service-connected disability,” said Rep. Cisneros. “For my constituents accessing physical therapy services at VA health clinics, making a periodic physical therapy appointment means making a regular commitment to be stuck in traffic to travel to the closest VA hospital, located at least an hour away. VA benefits are not truly ‘benefits’ if the costs associated with child care during regular appointments place too large a burden on veteran caretakers. Veterans and their families face many obstacles when transitioning back to civilian life, but access to healthcare should not be one of them.”




Michael Matlack


Michael Matlack

Director of Congressional Affairs

American Physical Therapy Association

1111 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA  22314

1/800-999-2782, ext. 3163


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