Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement announcing her cosponsorship of the No Hero Left Untreated Act. This legislation will enhance medical care for veterans by providing access to additional treatment options. Senators David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) reintroduced the No Hero Left Untreated Act in 2017 as a companion legislation to a bill introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-Calif.) in the House of Representatives.
“We must support advances in medical science that could help our veterans recover from physical and mental trauma or pain,” said Cortez Masto. “Ensuring our veterans have access to new and innovative technologies that could improve their quality of life is one way of honoring their service and sacrifice. I am proud to cosponsor a bill that can provide life-changing treatment options for Nevada veterans who deserve our care and support.”
The No Hero Left Untreated Act would establish a pilot program at two medical centers within the VA network and enroll up to 50 veterans in Magnetic EEG/ECG-Guided Resonance Therapy (MeRT) for a one-year period. This is an individualized non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive neuromodulation procedure that applies magnetic stimulation to help facilitate neurorestoration of proper brain function. Over 400 veterans treated with MeRT have reported a marked improvement in symptoms associated with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, chronic pain, and opiate addiction.
The bill has earned the support of American Legion, AMVETS, Association of the United States Navy, U.S. Special Operations Command, Blue Star Families, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans Advantage, 12th Calvary Regiment Association, Patriot Project, Rally Point 6, SEALink Inc., Association of Mature American Citizens, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs West Care, Orange County Sheriffs’ Department, and Orange County Fire Authority.