Pearce works to launch rural VA program

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – House Republicans say despite steps to make it easier for veterans to get health care, more needs to be done for vets in rural areas.

That was the discussion during a congressional field hearing in Roswell on Wednesday.

Congressman Steve Pearce is working with the VA to launch a pilot program in Roswell, allowing veterans to see local doctors rather than traveling hours to Albuquerque. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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