Robinson Applauds the New Task Force on Women Veterans’ Health Care

HARRISBURG – Women veterans in Pennsylvania will have a new task force dedicated to their health care following Senate action today, said Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37).

The Task Force on Women Veterans’ Health Care in Pennsylvania, to be established under passage of Senate Resolution 46, will study health issues facing women veterans and make recommendations to the governor and General Assembly. The panel will be composed of individuals with relevant specialties, including the chair of the State Veterans’ Commission and health care providers.

There are nearly 60,000 women veterans in Pennsylvania. By 2045, it is estimated that women will make up approximately 18% of commonwealth veterans. Enactment of Senate Resolution 46 will also pave the way for Pennsylvania to potentially receive additional federal funding to address women veterans’ health care issues.

“I had the privilege to serve among brave women who fought and sacrificed for our country and commonwealth,” Robinson said. “Women veterans have unique health concerns that deserve a higher level of attention. I look forward to the findings and recommendations of the Task Force on Women Veteran’s Health Care so we can better provide quality care and support to those who gave so much.”

Senate Resolution 46 directs the task force to be established by the Joint State Government Commission. The commission will report the task force’s findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and governor within 18 months.

Allison Dutrey

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