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Sexual assault prevention discussed

Sexual assault prevention discussed

DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.

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Legion featured in National Journal video

Legion featured in National Journal video

VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.

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VA claims backlog scrutinized

Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.

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Claims improvement strategies explored

Legion attends VSO update on VA's claims business transition lab.

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VA issues warning about phone scam

VA issues warning about phone scam

Agency is warning veterans to not give out their credit card numbers, other personal, financial information over the phone.

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VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA has shown that health information technology provides improved quality of health care and substantial cost savings, according to a study in the public health journal "Health Affairs."

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Legion's appeals unit making a difference

Legion's appeals unit making a difference

In the first six months of fiscal 2010, more than 68 percent of the appeals taken before the Board of Veterans' Appeals were either allowed or sent back to the local office.

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Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Assistant director for health policy attends VA's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans meeting.

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Legion testifies on various health bills

Legion testifies on various health bills

Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.

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A silver lining in New Orleans

A silver lining in New Orleans

Massive VA medical center project promises to trigger an all-new post-Katrina economy and set a 21st century standard of care for Gulf Coast veterans.

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Agent Orange: Answering the questions

Agent Orange: Answering the questions

A quick look at several of the issues involving the Department of Veterans Affairs' policy on Agent Orange.

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Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'

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VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

The draft written report identifies seven areas where VA will improve service for Gulf War veterans.

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Looking to VA's facilities future

Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.

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VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

The study, which begins in November, will contact approximately 10,000 women and gather information from mail surveys, phone interviews and medical records.

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Health-care reform questions answered

Health-care reform questions answered

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, touches on how health-care reform will impact on VA, DoD services.

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Looking at VA disability claims reviews

Looking at VA disability claims reviews

Ways to improve VA's Systematic Technical Accuracy Review process among areas of Legion testimony.

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Officials: DoD, VA health care safe

Officials: DoD, VA health care safe

Numerous sources have indicated and continue to indicate that VA and DoD health care will not be affected by the health-care reform bill that is nearing close to becoming law.

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Answering health-care reform questions

The American Legion answers a field of member-submitted questions regarding the health-care reform.

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Clarity on health-care reform

Clarity on health-care reform

Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan allays some of the fears surrounding health-care reform and how it affects VA, DoD. Visit our forums and give us your thoughts.

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Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.

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Health-care reform questions to get answers

Health-care reform questions to get answers

Legion's executive director of the Washington office will talk about how the new legislation will affect DoD, VA health care on "FOX and Friends" Wednesday morning.

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Audit finds exam shortcomings

Audit finds exam shortcomings

VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

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E-Benefits portal discussed

Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.

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Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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How will health-care reform affect you?

How will health-care reform affect you?

The Burn Pit takes a close look at the potential ramifications of Sunday night's passage of health-care reform.

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VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.

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Disability compensation made easier

Disability compensation made easier

VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.

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VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.

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