Senator Collins Meets with Maine Members of the American Osteopathic Association

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Maine members of the American Osteopathic Association, including several students at the University of New England (UNE) College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

“I enjoyed meeting with Maine members of the American Osteopathic Association to discuss the importance of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of health care professionals, as well as training the next generation to increase access to care.” said Senator Collins, a member of the Senate Health Committee.   “These dedicated men and women put themselves at increased risk to keep our communities healthy, and we must prioritize their wellbeing as we continue to combat COVID-19.”

 

Last month, the Senate passed the Medicare Sequester Relief Act, bipartisan legislation Senator Collins introduced that would prevent substantial payment cuts to Medicare payments to health care providers from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  In addition, she recently introduced a bill to help reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental health and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals.

 

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