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LEBANON, N.H. —
New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster was in Lebanon Friday, visiting Headrest and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as part of her hospital and health care listening tour.
Headrest helps those affected by substance use disorder with treatment and programs.
MANCHESTER — The state’s U.S. House delegation says the vitality of the region depends on getting federal grants to improve “outdated” sewer systems that allow hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated water into the Merrimack River every year.
CONCORD — The national president of Planned Parenthood visited New Hampshire on Monday, thanking members of the Granite State’s congressional delegation for their support of women’s health initiatives and their opposition to pending restrictions to a federal funding program set to take effect next month.
NASHUA – “We don’t say to people with diabetes, ‘We can’t treat you – you just ate cake.’ We say, ‘Wow, it’s really hard not to eat cake, but how can we help you and your family because you have a chronic disease that you should never have cake.”
MILFORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., would certainly never discourage anyone from pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
Still, during her Tuesday visit to Milford High School, Kuster acknowledged that four-year degrees are likely not the best path for everyone.
Four months into its creation, Concord’s hub-and-spoke substance use treatment system is picking up some steam. Walk-in patients to Riverbend Community Health – the capital area’s “hub” – are up and 41 patients have been referred to services so far, the organization says.
CLAREMONT — Rep. Anne Kuster spent Monday in Claremont, checking in with health care providers at Valley Regional Hospital, information technology workers at Red River and social and medical workers at West Central Behavioral Health’s Substance Use Services facility.
Jake White is quick to point out that he’s no fan of politicians.
The recovery coach at the Keene Serenity Center, which is now on Mechanic Street, said he’d assumed the congresswoman scheduled to visit Friday would just pay fly-by lip service to the addiction-treatment program.
The bill requires the EPA to designate all PFAS as hazardous substances within one year of enactment. It also makes PFAS eligible for cleanup funds under the EPA Superfund law and requires polluters to pay for remediation.
Increasing access to affordable health care, lowering the costs of prescription drugs, protecting Granite State families from drinking water contamination, fighting climate change, combating the opioid epidemic, improving our infrastructure and holding agency officials responsible for their actions.