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Veterans at Legion town hall meeting in Clarksburg, W.Va., say the the 'health-care' side of VA is world-class, but the 'administrative side' is anything but.
Legion and VA staff helped 143 veterans file claims, enroll in the health-care system and more.
National Commander: 'Together, we can get VA back on track and restore trust among the patients it serves, as well as the public who expects nothing less than timely, high-quality care for our nation’s veterans.'
While some complained, others praised the quality of staff and medical treatment.
Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.
Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."
The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.
The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.
American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.