There are nearly 200,000 Connecticut Veterans[20] — my administration will make sure that those Connecticut residents who have served our country in uniform and their families are given the best treatment here at home in the Constitution State.



This includes working with federal partners to expand access to private healthcare through programs such as the VA Choice Program, which allows veterans to seek healthcare outside the VA hospital system in underserved areas. In rural areas, this program saves hours in commute times for basic medical services and an extra tank of gas that could be spent on groceries instead. As today’s veterans continue to struggle with PTSD and other mental health issues, we owe it to them to create access to healthcare that is as stress and hassle free as possible.



Veterans have skills that are needed in both the private sector and in government. Partnering with businesses and state agencies, a Stefanowski administration will make sure that Connecticut’s brightest military leaders become our brightest CEO’s, job creators, and inventors. Further, my administration will work with the private sector to not only encourage the hiring of veterans — but also their spouses — who are often discriminated against in the job market due to multiple moves and gaps in employment.



My administration remains committed to providing reasonably affordable technical and college education for members of the armed forces. With degrees from Connecticut educational institutions, our Veterans will continue to succeed — further building communities we can be proud to call home.