Congress Introduces Expanding Health Care Providers for Veterans Act
A bill called "Expanding Health Care Providers for Veterans Act" was introduced by Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Delia Ramirez on Wednesday.
If passed, the bill would make it easier for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and State Veterans Homes to hire foreign healthcare professionals on H1-B visas when they are unable to find suitable candidates in the US.
Specifically, the bill designates the VA and State Veterans Homes as cap-exempt institutions for the H1-B visa program.
The bill is aimed at addressing the shortage of healthcare workers in the US and ensuring that veterans have access to care.