Our Veterans Need YOUR Help!

July 11, 2018

I want to take a minute and tell you about a bill that I passed during the last Legislative Session. HB 271 created the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program under the direction of HHSC to provide eligible military veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and support services. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment which enhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. I am hopeful that these forms of alternative therapies become the norm in helping our States Veteran population deal with the hidden scars of war. This program is run by the state, but completely funded with private dollars. If you, or any organization, company, or person you know is willing to assist with this life changing treatment then please visit https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/office-acquired-brain-injury/veterans-recovery-pilot-program.