MUSCATINE, Iowa — Sen. Joni Ernst was back in Iowa Tuesday, talking mental health care for veterans.
She wants to cut delays by allowing veterans to access private care when they need it. It’s the first bill she’s introduced in the Senate.
Right now she says veterans wait an average of 36 days to get care.
“When a veteran is going in for that mental health care, normally they are at their limit, and they need help right away. So this will help with that,” says Sen. Ernst.
Ernst is a veteran herself and a member of the Armed Services Committee.
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