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WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster sent a letter to the newly confirmed Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert Wilkie, urging him to take swift action to implement the recommendations of the VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force, which was convened to reexamine VA care in New Hampshire and make recommendations for a path forward. In the letter, the delegation also formally invited Secretary Wilkie to visit New Hampshire to meet with veterans and tour New Hampshire VA facilities.
WASHINGTON, DC— Yesterday afternoon, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing on Military Health System reform efforts and opioid prescription management. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) shared the story of former constituent Daniel Keegan, who died waiting for VA care after separating from DoD. Daniel had almost no help from DoD accessing VA care for opioid use disorder after he separated.
WASHINGTON — The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug epidemic that has gripped the nation, two service health officials told lawmakers.
Less than 1 percent of active-duty servicemembers are abusing or addicted to opioids and its rate of deadly overdoses is a quarter of the national average, Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, told a House panel Wednesday.