12.14.16

Senators Perdue, Peters Introduce No Hero Left Untreated Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) last week introduced the No Heroes Left Untreated Act, legislation that would create a pilot program for innovative medical care for veterans. The senators’ bill is companion legislation to Congressman Steve Knight’s No Hero Left Untreated Act, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 28, 2016.

“Our veterans sacrificed everything to defend our freedoms and it is our responsibility to make sure they get the care they were promised,” said Senator Perdue. “The No Hero Left Untreated Act would establish a pilot program that explores innovative treatment options touted by many leaders in our active forces community. If successful, this pilot program could set a new treatment standard for veterans dealing with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is our duty to support our veterans and improve their health care options, and I look forward to doing all I can to advance this pilot program.”

“The effects of traumas, like PTSD, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain and opiate addiction weighs heavily on many of American’s veterans,” said Senator Peters, a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. “Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy technology has significant potential to successfully treat these conditions, and establishing a pilot program with the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow our veterans to benefit from this new medical advancement.”

The No Hero Left Untreated Act would establish a pilot program at two medical centers within the VA network and enroll up to 50 veterans in Magnetic EEG/ECG-Guided Resonance Therapy for a one-year period. This is an individualized non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive neuromodulation procedure that applies magnetic stimulation to help facilitate neurorestoration of proper brain function. Over 400 veterans have reported a marked improvement in symptoms associated with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, and opiate addiction.

The following organizations have expressed their support in the No Hero Left Untreated Act: U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Blue Star Families, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans Advantage, American Legion Post 281, 12th Calvary Regiment Association, Patriot Project, Rally Point 6, SEALink Inc, West Care.

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