Duckworth aims to address health care gaps for LGBTQ veterans

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks during a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Aug. 21, 2018, in Washington. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

By Ariana Puzzo

WASHINGTON — Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth introduced a bill to address health disparities for LGBTQ veterans. The bill would address higher rates of intimate partner violence and mental illness compared to non-LGBTQ service members. Duckworth and Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., introduced the legislation on June 27 to amend the U.S. Department of […]


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