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Commander disturbed over new VA allegations

Commander disturbed over new VA allegations

Another Phoenix doctor’s claim that evidence was destroyed to conceal secret waiting lists must be investigated and, if true, lead to severe consequences, Dellinger says.

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Phoenix VA staff placed on leave

Phoenix VA staff placed on leave

American Legion agrees with secretary’s decision, calls for speedy and thorough investigation into allegations of secret waiting list.

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Legion to conduct town hall meeting on Phoenix VA health care

Legion to conduct town hall meeting on Phoenix VA health care

VA facility alleged to maintain secret patient wait-list to be evaulated by Legion health-care experts during Phoenix visit.

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DoD's suicide report: A call for action

American Legion wants more proactive programs developed to address suicide risk among servicemembers, veterans.

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VA offers no answers on Phoenix allegations

VA offers no answers on Phoenix allegations

Legion attends meeting with VA in Washington that produces no explanation for hospital’s secret list.

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Legion: VA secret list ‘abhorrent’

Legion: VA secret list ‘abhorrent’

Report says at least 40 patients died while waiting for appointments at Phoenix VA medical center that was hiding information.

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Legion holds VA accountable for construction delays

Legion holds VA accountable for construction delays

Colorado veterans are still waiting for VA to complete a medical center it broke ground for in 2009.

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National commander meeting with president, VA secretary

National commander meeting with president, VA secretary

National Commander Daniel Dellinger will meet one on one with President Barack Obama and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday.

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Legion to Congress: Hold VA accountable for preventable deaths

Legion to Congress: Hold VA accountable for preventable deaths

National commander testified that The American Legion will keep asking the hard questions about VA accountability and so should Congress.

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Boehner, others tout Legion-backed VA accountability bill

Boehner, others tout Legion-backed VA accountability bill

Legion's Legislative director among those at press conference promoting House, Senate bills to increase accountability at Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Augusta VA facility eliminates screening backlog

Augusta VA facility eliminates screening backlog

While the backlog was defeated, the hospital still faces challenges in recruiting enough nurses and physicians.

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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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