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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans with greater access to mental health resources. The Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act would allow veterans to seek treatment for service-connected mental illnesses regardless of when their conditions manifest themselves.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act (H.R. 4899), which enhances the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s ability to provide substance abuse treatment.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright recently introduced the bipartisan SNAP Healthy Incentives Act, a bill that would create incentives for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase fruits and vegetables.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced his new initiative to address health care in the U. S.: a roundtable of community members and leaders directly impacted by health care legislation to discuss and debate the Affordable Care Act and offer recommendations on how to improve the ACA.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve orthotics and prosthetics care for service members and veterans. The Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act would support colleges and universities seeking to establish degree programs to train specialists in orthotics and prosthetics.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care for older Americans.
The Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act would establish demonstration projects to test models of care that use direct-care workers (DCWs) in advanced roles. These demonstration projects would study care coordination and improved delivery of health services for older adults with chronic illness or at-risk of re-hospitalization.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act. This legislation aims to reduce the wait times for veterans seeking mental health care by allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a fast-track process for hiring psychiatrists.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17) re-introduced legislation to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care for older Americans.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that a grant worth $96,753 has been awarded to The Wright Center through the Ryan White Title III HIV Capacity Development and Planning Program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds will be used for HIV treatment capacity planning and development.
Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant worth $1,248,681 over five years ($249,866 distributed in FY 2016 and similar amounts in each of the next four years) to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.