Peterson Praises New Veteran Health Rules

New federal rules allowing more veterans to be treated for post traumatic stress disorder are good news, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says.

The Minnesota Democrat said the rules will make it easier for veterans to receive care. The Veterans Administration sometimes has denied such care in the past.

“These new rules are an important step forward in ensuring that we do all we can to support our returning soldiers,” Peterson said. “For too long, soldiers suffering from PTSD have gone without the care they need. We need to keep the promises we make to our veterans.”

Veterans often had to undergo what Peterson called lengthy investigations in order to get disability benefits for the problem. Almost 20 percent of veterans suffer post traumatic stress disorder, Peterson said.