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Biden signs Rep. Krishnamoorthi bill to provide mental health resources for front-line health care workers

President Joe Biden March 18 signed into law a bill to provide comprehensive mental health support to front-line health care workers.-

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, (end, right), a Democrat from Illinois, looks on as President Joe Biden signs the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act to provide mental health support to front-line healthcare workers. Beside Krishnamoorthi is Rep. Judy Chu, a Democrat from California, who co-sponsored the bill in the House, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, who co-sponsored the bill in the Senate.

President Joe Biden March 18 signed into law a bill to provide comprehensive mental health support to front-line health care workers, who have experienced massive burn-out and self-harm amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The bill, known as the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, was co-sponsored by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat from Illinois who is serving his third term in Congress. “The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our healthcare system and economy, but beyond that, it has wreaked havoc on the mental well-being of front-line workers,” said Krishnamoorthi in a press statement, adding that more than 300 doctors die by suicide each year. “To all the healthcare heroes fighting COVID and working long hours, this legislation is for you.”

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