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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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A congressional field hearing in Pittsburgh focused on VA accountability for preventable patient deaths and lapses in patient care.
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The $7.1 million facility is the 61st Fisher House to be built since 1990.
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The Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission was briefed on veterans' suicide, veterans treatment courts and the Veterans Justice Outreach Program.
Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense establish two joint research consortia to battle signature wounds of war on terror.
House Veterans Affairs chairman, Legion question veteran deaths and bonuses awarded to executives.
VA is sending letters to enrolled veterans to highlight its web page on the new law.
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Creation of a national water safety committee is recommended to prevent further deaths from Legionnaires’ Disease.
Department of Veterans Affairs’ goal is to expand health care for veterans beyond traditional office visits.
Nationwide events aim to raise public awareness and overcome stigma of mental health treatment.
The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.
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A new budgetary scoring system may stand in the way of lease renewals.
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Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force recommends Fort Wayne VA medical center to carefully consider whether or not to discontinue inpatient intensive care unit services.
Improvements have been made at the facility, but a Legion town hall meeting Tuesday showed that work remains.
The American Legion supports a House bill that would improve access to mental health care through non-VA providers.
American Legion past national commander appointed to Louisiana Veterans’ Affairs Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
PNC William Detweiler, chairman of the Legion’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Ad Hoc Committee, to deliver report to NEC.
VA phone line designed to answer questions from veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women veterans.
The American Legion believes VA should decentralize its programs such as procurement and information technology to improve its efficiency and timeliness.
Unless Congress moves quickly, 15 of VA’s medical facilities across the country will be forced to close.
Legion wants to hear from Legionnaires about specifics of their VA benefit claims in order to paint a clearer picture of the growing backlog.
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National commander takes issue with Washington Post editorial stand on TRICARE for Life premiums.
Four years after its first whistle-blower spoke out, VA’s medical center in Jackson continues to put its patients at risk.
First veterans nursing home in state named for longtime Department of Utah National Executive Committeeman William Christoffersen.
Veterans are still enduring unreasonable wait times in gaining access to VA health care.
Eric Shinseki taken to task by TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein. The Legion responds in defense of VA chief.
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National commander calls for 'thorough investigation' into accusations that Department of Veterans Affairs suppressed evidence of links between Gulf War Illness, environmental hazards to which servicemembers were exposed.
Hearing reveals that Department of Veterans Affairs – as it did with Agent Orange-related illnesses – is taking its time in recognizing that Gulf War Illness is a real disease that needs a cure.
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Legion challenges VA and DoD on decision to cancel development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record system.
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An Army major’s personal quest for wellness may have unraveled the mysteries of one of the western world’s most baffling diseases.