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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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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.
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VA medical centers report drop in volunteer help from Legionnaires; initiatives announced to help meet Legion's 1 million volunteer hours mark.
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.
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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The Integrated Electronic Health Record was intended to solve the perennial problem of incompatible medical records.
Nearly 2,000 thank-you letters to veterans are written in the Legion's booth, while more than 50 VA volunteers are signed up.
Department of Veterans Affairs’ website offers resources and tools for women veterans.
The VA medical center in Fort Wayne is short-staffed and needs to fill several key positions.
Department of Pennsylvania raised $225,000 for state’s first Fisher House.
Even with long-awaited financial assistance from VA, parents and spouses of wounded veterans struggle under the weight of 24/7 caregiving.
Congress is on the verge of increasing TRICARE costs for America’s servicemembers and military retirees.
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A Patient Information Help Line is now available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VA’s Manhattan facility: (855) 269-8338.
Programs in place to aid veterans receiving health care at VA medical center damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
System Worth Saving Task Force plans site visits to 15 VA medical centers, and video conferences with an additional 10 facilities.
Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs to look for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment.
VA’s Patient-Centered Community Care progam is improving its fee-basis program, but Legion says more needs to be done.
Inspired by poem at Vietnam Memorial, John Cloud works tirelessly on behalf of vets
Kentucky service officer Randy Fisher testified on Capitol Hill that improved medical understanding can reduce the backlog.