Defense Department To Propose Several Changes To Mental Health Services

The Military Times (1/29, Kime) reported that in a notice to be published today in the Federal Register, “the Defense Department will propose several changes to mental health services to better align the military health program with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The Pentagon is proposing to eliminate “limits on inpatient services” and to allow “Tricare to cover hormone therapy for transgender individuals.”

Related Links:

— “Gender dysphoria treatment included in proposed mental health services overhaul,” Patricia Kime, Military Times, February 1, 2016.

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