Supporting Amputee Veterans Through Policy and Education

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To our veterans:

Navigating the healthcare system can be complicated, especially if you are a veteran. I’m sure you’ve heard the local and national coverage of the challenges the Veterans’ Administration (VA) has in providing the level of service you’ve earned on behalf of a grateful nation. If you’re an amputee veteran, those challenges can be especially difficult as you navigate the complex system for the prosthetic equipment and support you need to reclaim your best possible life.

Next Step Team with Luke ArmSomething we’ve learned at Next Step and through our involvement with NH organizations such as Veterans Count, is that our veterans need integrated and responsive healthcare support. To accomplish that outcome, awareness on the part of lawmakers and providers is key. Our goal is to serve as a resource and information bridge for amputee veterans and the lawmakers entrusted with oversight of military medical care. As an NH-based company, we’ve been fortunate to be able to leverage the national spotlight of our first-in-the-nation primaries to inform our future executive and legislative leaders on the challenges of healthcare and veterans’ benefits. We also have worked with our amputee veterans in understanding and exercising their full range of benefits and coverage through the VA. We know there is much more work to do, and we are committed to being part of the solution. 

NH Congresswoman Ann Kuster & Matt AlbuquerqueRecently, NH Congresswoman Ann Kuster (NH-02), the lead Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight, visited Next Step as part of her efforts to better understand the longtime issues hampering veterans in their access to medical care. As part of that visit, Congresswoman Kuster met with Marine veteran, and Next Step patient, Sean Kiernan, who commented, “I was impressed with her compassion and willingness to listen and look forward to working with her and other policymakers as we continue to advocate for our veterans.”NH Congresswoman Ann Kuster & Matt Albuquerque

Effective long-term change for the large and complex VA healthcare system will take time. In the meantime, we stand ready to help our veterans secure the care they’ve earned.

Sincerely,

Matt Albuquerque, President

Next Step