Improving Access to Affordable Health Care

Kuster Applauds Expansion of NBRC J-1 Visa Program She Helped Establish

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Concord, N.H. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the expansion of the Northern Border Regional Commission’s (NBRC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program to include physicians practicing specialty medicine. Kuster led a bipartisan letter urging the NBRC to use its authority to begin this program, which the NBRC initially launched in December 2023 as part of a larger effort to address…

Kuster Announces Reproductive Freedom Advocate Michelle Cilley Foisy As State of the Union Guest

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**Kuster will host reproductive health care advocate Michelle Cilley Foisy at State of the Union**   Concord, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that Michelle Cilley Foisy, a dedicated reproductive freedom advocate, will attend the State of the Union as her guest on March 7, 2024. Congresswoman Kuster and Michelle Cilley Foisy will emphasize the importance…

New Hampshire Delegation Reacts to Republicans Blocking Effort by Senate Democrats to Pass Legislation to Protect IVF for All Americans

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), along with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), condemned Republican objections to Senate Democrats’ attempt to protect in-vitro fertilization (IVF) by passing the Access to Family Building Act by unanimous consent. Today’s effort is in response to the outrageous decision in…

Kuster Leads Letter to Reduce Emergency Department Wait Times in New Hampshire

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**Median emergency room wait times have increased nearly 16% since 2014**   Concord N.H. — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) led 25 of her colleagues from both sides of the aisle in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging action to evaluate and alleviate overcrowding, improper utilization, and long wait times in emergency departments…

Kuster, Miller Introduce the Community Training, Education, and Access for Medical Students Act

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) introduced the Community Training, Education, and Access for Medical Students (TEAMS) Act. The Community TEAMS Act creates a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant program which would provide community-based training for medical students in rural and medically underserved…

Kuster Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs and Improve Price Transparency

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**The package includes several provisions championed by Kuster** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded House passage of the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation to make health care more affordable and accessible through increased transparency, investments in key public health programs, and policies that reduce the cost of health…

NBRC Announces Initiative to Bring Physicians To Rural Areas of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York

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The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announces the launch of its J-1 Visa Waiver Program in collaboration with Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont in an ongoing effort to provide rural and underserved areas with adequate access to quality, affordable healthcare. The new program will help address the national healthcare provider shortage by easing the visa…

New Hampshire Delegation Celebrates ReGen Valley’s Designation as a Tech Hub

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(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s EDA has designated ReGen Valley, led by the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing…

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for Maternal Health in the North Country

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Washington, D.C. – Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, alongside U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan Jeanne Shaheen, announced $991.5k in federal funding for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to strengthen maternal health care in the North Country. The congressional delegation pushed the Health Resources and Services Administration for the funding earlier this year. “Expecting…

Kuster Fights To Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors

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**Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE**   Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the prominent Energy and Commerce Committee, participated in a Health Subcommittee hearing, “Examining Policies to Improve Seniors’s Access to Innovative Drugs, Medical Devices, and Technologies.” During her remarks, Kuster highlighted Medicare’s role in ensuring New…