Guthrie Introduces Bill to Raise Priority Status of Medical Care for POWs – The Interior Journal

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) helped introduce the Prisoner of War Priority Care Act, which would give former prisoners of war (PW) priority group status for medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Veterans who were prisoners of war have wounds both visible and invisible from the unique ordeals they endured.

The Prisoner of War Priority Care Act recognizes the adversity that prisoners of war face and their service by elevating these veterans to the highest priority status for medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs. I am proud to join Representatives Walberg, Krishnamoorthi and Rush in bringing forward the Prisoner of War Priority Care Act and hope my colleagues will support this bill to raise the priority status of medical care for prisoners. of war, ”Guthrie said.

US Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) led the introduction of the bill with Representatives Guthrie, Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Bobby L. Rush (D-IL). The POW Priority Care Act elevates the VA priority group of veterans who were prisoners of war (POWs) from Priority Group 3 to Priority Group 1. Veterans enrolled in VA health care are assigned priority groups to rank care benefits. health and eligibility for services.