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Minnesota Legislation Helps Put Veterans in Rural Areas as Medics

Help could be on the way to help rural areas that don t have enough emergency medical care personnel.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar filed an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that helps reduce the shortage of emergency medical personnel in rural communities while simultaneously increasing job opportunities for returning veterans.

The amendment is based on the Veterans-to-Paramedics Transition Act, which would streamline civilian paramedic training for returning veterans who already have emergency medical experience as a result of their military service.

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