The US House of Representatives on Tuesday accepted a legislation pushed by Toledo Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur to fill in around 30,000 openings for healthcare professionals, at the country’s Veterans Health Administration medical centers.
The bill was pushed for in order to ensure that the US veterans got “highest quality healthcare from the most highly trained health professionals”. Kaptur has long been driving college students into preferring VA healthcare careers to ensure that the country does a bit for those who have “sacrificed so much for our country and for the liberty we all enjoy”.
Spokesman for Kaptur mentioned that the U.S. representative for the 9th congressional district of Ohio is working hard to pull together support from the U.S. Senate on the bill and is positive that it will pass there, too.
The Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow’s Health Professionals Act aims at creating a three-year pilot program for at least up to five Veteran Health Administration (VHA) medical centers. It encourages the idea of undergraduates registered under pre-health programs the prospect of benefitting from the experience of clinical observation at Veteran health centers that take care of veteran-specific needs, said Kaptur’s office.
What makes the introduction of such a program even more special is that it would not only give students the opportunity to understand, but also provide for the specific needs of their country’s veterans. In addition, it will initiate the practicability of future professionals and physicians in the VHA department.
Besides Kaptur, the cause is also supported by the Paralyzed Veterans of America and American Legion.
In one of her statements, Marcy said, “Congress has a duty to ensure that our veterans, those who sacrificed so much for our country and for the liberty we all enjoy, receive the highest quality healthcare from the most highly trained health professionals.” Adding that “this bill furthers that effort.”
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