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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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VA reports on Legionella prevention

VA reports on Legionella prevention

Creation of a national water safety committee is recommended to prevent further deaths from Legionnaires’ Disease.

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Legion gets VA mobile apps demonstration

Legion gets VA mobile apps demonstration

Department of Veterans Affairs’ goal is to expand health care for veterans beyond traditional office visits.

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VA to host mental health summits

VA to host mental health summits

Nationwide events aim to raise public awareness and overcome stigma of mental health treatment.

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Legion: VA transportation services are vital

Legion: VA transportation services are vital

The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.

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VA outpatient clinics at risk

VA outpatient clinics at risk

A new budgetary scoring system may stand in the way of lease renewals.

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Legion: Carefully examine ICU situation in Fort Wayne

Legion: Carefully examine ICU situation in Fort Wayne

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.

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Fort Wayne VAMC: A work in progress

Fort Wayne VAMC: A work in progress

Improvements have been made at the facility, but a Legion town hall meeting Tuesday showed that work remains.

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Legion testifies on VA mental health care care

Legion testifies on VA mental health care care

The American Legion supports a House bill that would improve access to mental health care through non-VA providers.

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Detweiler appointed to Louisiana VA Commission

Detweiler appointed to Louisiana VA Commission

American Legion past national commander appointed to Louisiana Veterans’ Affairs Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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TBI/PTSD committee to make final recommendations

TBI/PTSD committee to make final recommendations

PNC William Detweiler, chairman of the Legion’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Ad Hoc Committee, to deliver report to NEC.

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VA launches women veterans hotline

VA launches women veterans hotline

VA phone line designed to answer questions from veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women veterans.

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Should VA procurement be decentralized?

Should VA procurement be decentralized?

The American Legion believes VA should decentralize its programs such as procurement and information technology to improve its efficiency and timeliness.

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VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

Unless Congress moves quickly, 15 of VA’s medical facilities across the country will be forced to close.

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Tell us about your own VA claim wait

Tell us about your own VA claim wait

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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Legion: Truncating TRICARE a misguided idea

Legion: Truncating TRICARE a misguided idea

National commander takes issue with Washington Post editorial stand on TRICARE for Life premiums.

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Legion to VA: ‘Get it right’ in Mississippi

Legion to VA: ‘Get it right’ in Mississippi

Four years after its first whistle-blower spoke out, VA’s medical center in Jackson continues to put its patients at risk.

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Salt Lake City veterans home renamed for Legionnaire

Salt Lake City veterans home renamed for Legionnaire

First veterans nursing home in state named for longtime Department of Utah National Executive Committeeman William Christoffersen.

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Patient wait times still too long at VA

Patient wait times still too long at VA

Veterans are still enduring unreasonable wait times in gaining access to VA health care.

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Legion defends VA chief against columnist

Legion defends VA chief against columnist

Eric Shinseki taken to task by TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein. The Legion responds in defense of VA chief.

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Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

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.

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Coffman: VA Gulf War Illness treatment ‘embarrassing'

Coffman: VA Gulf War Illness treatment ‘embarrassing'

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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The dilemma of electronic health records

The dilemma of electronic health records

Legion challenges VA and DoD on decision to cancel development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record system.

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Has this man conquered Gulf War Syndrome?

Has this man conquered Gulf War Syndrome?

An Army major’s personal quest for wellness may have unraveled the mysteries of one of the western world’s most baffling diseases.

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Legion volunteers, hours needed

VA medical centers report drop in volunteer help from Legionnaires; initiatives announced to help meet Legion's 1 million volunteer hours mark.

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