Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff’s bipartisan bill to expand access to counseling and mental health services for military families in Georgia and nationwide was signed into law.
Sens. Ossoff and Kevin Cramer (R-ND)’s bipartisan Military Families Mental Health Services Act will help more military families access vital mental health care services. The bill became law as part of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.
Sen. Ossoff’s bipartisan law will waive out-of-pocket costs for active-duty military families on TRICARE for their first three outpatient mental health visits per year, empowering them to receive the treatment they need.
“Our bipartisan law will expand free access to counseling and mental health services for military families, who make great sacrifices for our nation, endure great stress in so doing, and deserve nothing less than the care they need when they need it,” Sen. Ossoff said.
Last year, Sens. Ossoff and Cramer worked together to pass into law a similar bill to help veterans afford mental health treatment.
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