Blunt visited seven facilities in total, including behavioral health facilities, a VFW Post, VA community-based outpatient clinics and an American Legion Post. His goal with the visits was to learn about concerns and issues directly from the people dealing with them.
“Our nation’s veterans deserve more choices in the health care and mental health treatment they receive,” Senator Blunt stated in a news release.
Throughout the month of August, Blunt paid visits to hospitals, community health centers and medical facilities. He hopes to create an open forum on the issues facing the medical field in the State of Missouri, including burdensome regulations that hamper professionals. His discussion on behavioral health and veteran’s health care is an extension of that goal.
“I traveled across Missouri to hear directly from our military heroes and their families as they seek better access to health care and treatment for mental health struggles,” Blunt explained. “I look forward to bringing their concerns and suggestions back with me to Washington and working to ensure our veterans receive the quality care they need and deserve.”
Blunt said he is committed to continue working with health care facilities and improving the medical community for Missouri.