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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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House examines VA mental health-care quality

House examines VA mental health-care quality

The American Legion submitted written testimony to a recent House hearing on VA's ability to provide quality mental health care to America's veterans.

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VA delivers Legion thank-you letters

VA delivers Legion thank-you letters

During National Day of Service, many people stopped by The American Legion’s booth to write thank-you letters to veterans.

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VA, DoD change health record project

VA, DoD change health record project

The Integrated Electronic Health Record was intended to solve the perennial problem of incompatible medical records.

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Day of Service a day to remember

Day of Service a day to remember

Nearly 2,000 thank-you letters to veterans are written in the Legion's booth, while more than 50 VA volunteers are signed up.

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Women veterans health-care site available

Women veterans health-care site available

Department of Veterans Affairs’ website offers resources and tools for women veterans.

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SWS issues report on Indiana VA facility

SWS issues report on Indiana VA facility

The VA medical center in Fort Wayne is short-staffed and needs to fill several key positions.  

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'A domino effect'

'A domino effect'

Department of Pennsylvania raised $225,000 for state’s first Fisher House.

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Upside Down Lives

Even with long-awaited financial assistance from VA, parents and spouses of wounded veterans struggle under the weight of 24/7 caregiving.

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Legion to Congress: Leave TRICARE alone

Legion to Congress: Leave TRICARE alone

Congress is on the verge of increasing TRICARE costs for America’s servicemembers and military retirees.

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VA updates Legion on Manhattan facility

VA updates Legion on Manhattan facility

A Patient Information Help Line is now available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VA’s Manhattan facility: (855) 269-8338.

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Manhattan VA facility remains closed

Manhattan VA facility remains closed

Programs in place to aid veterans receiving health care at VA medical center damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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Legion schedules SWS site visits

Legion schedules SWS site visits

System Worth Saving Task Force plans site visits to 15 VA medical centers, and video conferences with an additional 10 facilities.

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More than $100 million set aside for PTSD, TBI research

More than $100 million set aside for PTSD, TBI research

Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs to look for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment.

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Fee-basis: Putting the patient first

Fee-basis: Putting the patient first

VA’s Patient-Centered Community Care progam is improving its fee-basis program, but Legion says more needs to be done.

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Special Report: Combat veteran does whatever it takes to help

Inspired by poem at Vietnam Memorial, John Cloud works tirelessly on behalf of vets

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Kentucky service officer Randy Fisher, right, tells members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee that improved medical knowledge can reduce the backlog. Craig Roberts photo

Special Report: Quality over quantity

Kentucky service officer Randy Fisher testified on Capitol Hill that improved medical understanding can reduce the backlog.

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Retired Brig. Gen. Allison A. Hickey

Special Report: All hands on deck

Allison Hickey addresses issues related to claim backlog at VA

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One Veteran at a Time

American Legion service officers work at an op-tempo unseen in decades, doing all they can to help veterans plow through the backlog of unresolved claims.

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VA transforms health care for women vets

VA transforms health care for women vets

Health initiative for women veterans makes real progress at VA medical centers. 

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Million Vets Program needs more vets

Million Vets Program needs more vets

VA has signed up 80,000 veterans but needs 920,000 more by 2019.

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Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

The VA updated the Legion on its progress with creating its Electronic Health Record and improving its appointment scheduling.

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Orlando VA hospital still in limbo

Orlando VA hospital still in limbo

Contractor, VA can’t give lawmakers clear answers about when long-awaited medical center will be done or what it will finally cost.

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Rural VA health care poses many challenges, such as how to provide accessible care for veterans living in the 27,000 square miles of sparsely populated desert that makes up the Navajo nation.

'A Sign of Good Faith'

American Indian veterans in the Southwest want a more permanent VA presence.

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