Trump signs order on mental health treatment for veterans
President Trump during the national anthem prior to the CFP National Championship. Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images
President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday titled "Supporting our Veterans during their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life."
Why it matters: The EO directs the Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs secretaries to provide a strategy, within 60 days, for "seamless access" for veterans to a year's worth of coverage for mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources.
- Per the pool, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said: "Currently, up until your executive order, only 40 percent of those service members had coverage in the VA to get mental health. Now, 100 percent will have that coverage."