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Legion advocacy is VA’s best medicine

The Legion is dedicated to solving the problem and helping restore trust, two goals we believe can be attained.

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Health budget 'football' to end soon

Health budget 'football' to end soon

A senior VA budget executive sees no significant challenges ahead in implementing advance funding of VA health-care budgets.

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Stress relief in criminal courts

Stress relief in criminal courts

More courts are taking PTSD and TBI into consideration when deciding the cases of veterans who have broken the law.

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Rule aims to ease PTSD claims

Rule aims to ease PTSD claims

The proposed rule will reduce the evidence a veteran must present to VA if the claimed PTSD “stressor” is tied to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity.

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Timely budgets would ease VA stress

Timely budgets would ease VA stress

Congress is moving to put the VA health-care system on an advanced funding cycle – a step The American Legion has urged.

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Group 8 vets invited back to VA

Group 8 vets invited back to VA

VA health-care system has lifted its six-year ban on new enrollments of Priority Group 8 veterans.

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