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Legionella outbreak caused by human error

Legionella outbreak caused by human error

American Legion’s national commander says lack of accountability at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center ‘cannot continue.’

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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 hears from vets about VA care

Legion hears from vets about VA care

Local veterans in Augusta, Ga., raise concerns and offer praise about VA health care.

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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 TBI/PTSD survey ends Feb. 28

Legion TBI/PTSD survey ends Feb. 28

With only two days left, The American Legion is urging veterans with TBI and/or PTSD to participate in its online survey.

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Study confirms air crews’ exposure to Agent Orange

Study confirms air crews’ exposure to Agent Orange

The American Legion supports the extension of VA benefits toward UC-123 veterans.

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VA issues new ID cards

VA issues new ID cards

New identification cards to be mailed to approximately 4 million enrollees in VA’s health-care system.

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More than 2,500 veterans take Legion survey

The American Legion’s online TBI/PTSD survey runs through Feb. 28.

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More than 1,600 veterans respond to TBI/PTSD survey

Veterans can still take the online survey, which runs through the month of February.

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Legion hears results of TBI treatment study

Legion hears results of TBI treatment study

The American Legion is briefed on the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on traumatic brain injury.

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Legion lends support to huge vet benefits bill

Legion lends support to huge vet benefits bill

Legion voices backing of massive Senate bill that would expand VA medical treatment and services, bolster veteran employment and educational opportunities.

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Legion launches TBI/PTSD survey for veterans

Legion launches TBI/PTSD survey for veterans

Veterans who suffer from either condition are urged to participate in the Legion’s month-long online survey.

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Deadly delays plague several VA medical centers

Delayed diagnoses and treatments at VA hospitals and clinics are claiming the lives of patients.

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Pittsburgh VA takes action against Legionella

Pittsburgh VA takes action against Legionella

The city’s VA medical center has acted decisively to prevent future Legionella outbreaks, but needs to improve local and national communications.

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Legion renews call for lifetime DoD-VA records

Legion renews call for lifetime DoD-VA records

Congress agrees that electronic information-sharing system remains 'the chief end goal' and can improve health-care services for veterans.

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Legion fights TRICARE increases

National commander says troops, military retirees and their families should not be targeted in new efforts to cut federal costs.

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Legion ‘appalled’ by conditions in Jackson

Legion ‘appalled’ by conditions in Jackson

The American Legion’s national commander wants VA to take immediate action to correct deplorable conditions at the Jackson VAMC.

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Senate bill would expand VA eligibility

Senate bill would expand VA eligibility

Pending Senate measures that are Legion-backed include one to expand eligibility for VA health care.

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VA, TRICARE meet ACA coverage requirements

VA, TRICARE meet ACA coverage requirements

While Department of Veterans Affairs’, TRICARE health coverage meet Affordable Care Act standards, options are available to family members not getting required coverage.

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Legion to host PTSD-TBI symposium

Legion to host PTSD-TBI symposium

PTSD-TBI event will coincide with organization’s annual Washington Conference.

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VA accused of bad pain-management practices

VA accused of bad pain-management practices

VA medical malpractice and over-reliance on drugs alleged in congressional hearing.

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Legion report: Women vets struggle with status

Legion report: Women vets struggle with status

Legion releases report that finds women veterans aren't identifying as veterans.

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Legion launches Suicide Prevention Web Center

Legion launches Suicide Prevention Web Center

The center provides veterans and their families with life-saving resources and programs.

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Legion releases report on TBI and PTSD

Legion releases report on TBI and PTSD

After conducting research for more than two years, the Legion shares its findings and recommendations with Congress, VA, the Legion community and general public.

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VA accountability the focus in Pittsburgh

VA accountability the focus in Pittsburgh

A congressional field hearing in Pittsburgh focused on VA accountability for preventable patient deaths and lapses in patient care.

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Second Fisher House opens in Houston

Second Fisher House opens in Houston

The $7.1 million facility is the 61st Fisher House to be built since 1990.

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Legion briefed on veteran treatment programs

Legion briefed on veteran treatment programs

The Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission was briefed on veterans' suicide, veterans treatment courts and the Veterans Justice Outreach Program.

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DoD, VA establish 2 consortia to research PTSD, TBI

DoD, VA establish 2 consortia to research PTSD, TBI

Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense establish two joint research consortia to battle signature wounds of war on terror.

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Hearing seeks answers from VA

Hearing seeks answers from VA

House Veterans Affairs chairman, Legion question veteran deaths and bonuses awarded to executives.

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How Affordable Care Act impacts veterans

How Affordable Care Act impacts veterans

VA is sending letters to enrolled veterans to highlight its web page on the new law.

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