Kuster Pushes for Legislation To Bolster Care for Rural Veterans
**This bipartisan legislation would support the hiring and recruitment of the rural health care workforce in New Hampshire and across the country**
Washington, May 13, 2022
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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her support for H.R.7414, the RURAL Veterans Act. This bipartisan legislation will help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recruit and retain health care professionals for rural and highly rural community-based outpatient clinics and medical centers, like those in New Hampshire.
“It is impossible to overstate the incredible service and sacrifice of our Granite State veterans,” said Rep. Kuster. “We must ensure our veterans are able to access the care and benefits they have earned and deserve, regardless of where they live. Workforce shortages remain a serious challenge for health care facilities throughout rural communities and this legislation would take important steps to improve and support the Department of Veterans Affairs’ hiring and recruitment of health care professionals in rural settings. I will continue to work across the aisle to support the men and women who have served our nation in uniform.”
Specifically, the RURAL Veterans Act will: