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Clinical Mental Health Counselors are well qualified to provide covered mental health benefits. All fifty states license CMHCs to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. Medicare beneficiaries need more MH services, particularly in rural and underserved areas. CMHCs are trained to serve these populations and are geographically accessible. The time has come to give all Medicare beneficiaries access to a qualified professional by recognizing CMHCs in the Medicare program. Congress should pass HR 3032 recognizing Clinical Mental Health Counselors as covered Medicare providers.