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It really is a system worth saving

Scrapping VA will not help veterans, but The American Legion is resolved to help fix our healthcare system.

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American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."

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Arizona putting together veterans command center

Arizona putting together veterans command center

The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.

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Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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'I feel like I have hope now'

'I feel like I have hope now'

More than 40 veterans seek help at the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

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Veterans leave crisis center with answers

Veterans leave crisis center with answers

The Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in St. Louis assisted veterans with unresolved claims and appeals.

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Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans discussed appointment delays and lack of VA leadership during the Legion's Systmen Worth Saving meeting in St. Louis.

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Issues with veterans benefits aired in Colorado

Issues with veterans benefits aired in Colorado

Many veterans express frustration with the Veterans Benefits Administration during Legion town hall meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo.

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Legion's veteran crisis center coming to St. Louis

Legion's veteran crisis center coming to St. Louis

Legion will be in St. Louis July 14-18 to conduct town hall meeting, set up crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Legion crisis center helps more than 400 in El Paso

Legion crisis center helps more than 400 in El Paso

74 veterans receive retroactive VA benefits totalling more than $460,000; others receive help with medical appointments, bereavement counseling and other services.

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Legion statement on VA secretary nominee

Legion statement on VA secretary nominee

President Obama has nominated West Point grad, former P&G head Bob McDonald to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA

Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA

President to nominate West Point grad, former head of P&G to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Legion testifies on VA over-medication issue

Legion testifies on VA over-medication issue

Organization shares data with Congress from February online survey of veterans with TBI/PTSD.

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The best and worst VA regional offices

The best and worst VA regional offices

American Legion service officers increase their impact in helping to reduce the claims backlog

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Caregiver programs, services for veterans

Caregiver programs, services for veterans

Caregiver benefits were bolstered by the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.

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Legion advocates for veterans on C-SPAN

Legion advocates for veterans on C-SPAN

American Legion executive director discussed the delivery of care and benefits to veterans.

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Judiciary subcommittee looks at VA backlog

Two of the Legion’s key concerns are a flawed work-credit system and the perennial lack of a universal electronic health record.

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How to avoid financial scams

Help is available for veterans and servicemembers who have been cheated or harassed by financial scammers.

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'Atomic troops' are eligible for benefits

'Atomic troops' are eligible for benefits

Servicemembers who participated in above-ground atomic testing and suffer from illnesses can apply for compensation

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Legion submits testimony on VA’s 2015 budget

Testimony addressed the issue of creating a joint lifetime medical record for VA and DoD.

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Legion breaks down the VA claims issue

Legion breaks down the VA claims issue

During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” D.C. Executive Director Peter Gaytan points out VA shortcomings and successes in handling benefits claims.

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Claims backlog working group issues report

Recommendations include more transparency at VA regional offices.

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Legion encouraged by 2015 VA budget proposal

Legion encouraged by 2015 VA budget proposal

If the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2015 budget is approved, it will be one of the few federal agencies in the era of sequestration to see an increase in funding.

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Legion: Senate vote on veterans bill ‘inexcusable’

National commander disappointed Senate fails to put partisanship aside on critical veterans vote.

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Legion applauds Social Security plan

Expedited claims for disabled veterans “absolutely the right thing to do,” says national commander.

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Senate joins House in restoring COLAs

Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.

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COLA vote not quite enough

COLA vote not quite enough

Commander says Legion won’t rest until all planned cuts to military retiree benefits are off the table.

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Senate moves forward on COLA repeal

Senate moves forward on COLA repeal

Floor vote protects measure to restore cost-of-living-adjustment benefits from filibuster.

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