Army warns sequestration will hurt behavioral health services

03/12/2013 | Washington Times, The

Army officials are worried sequestration-related civilian employee furloughs will result in delayed treatments for troops with PTSD and other behavioral health issues, as well as a reduction in the workforce. Col. Rebecca Porter, chief of behavioral health in the Office of the Army Surgeon General, said sequestration will force cuts in clinic hours and longer wait times for help, and it could lead civilian health care providers working for the Army to look for positions with more job security.

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