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Veteran Services: Health Care

Health Care

The range of health issues facing America's veterans is both wide and ever-evolving. The American Legion recognizes this and provides valuable health-care information on a variety of conditions, as well as regularly updated information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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'Finish the damn thing'

Legionnaires among 200 veterans, supporters who gather to encourage Congress to fund completion of the troubled Aurora, Colo., VA project.

Chicago post screens, raises awareness for Hep C

Argo Summit Post 735 hosts event to address Hepatitis C, which affects Vietnam veterans at one in five rate and veterans at one in ten rate.

Orlando VA Medical Center officially opens its doors

After seven years of problematic construction, the facility is finally receiving patients.

Legion to Congress: ‘take swift actions’ to fund Denver VA project

Funding for the beleaguered medical center runs out on May 24.

VA creates Military Health History pocket card

The downloadable card helps clinicians gather pertinent information from veterans.

Legion: Don’t penalize Colorado veterans for VA failures

While VA continues to evade accountability, the Denver hospital must not be held hostage.

Private sector collaboration can help VA staffing

An emergency room staffing shortage in Spokane highlights the issue’s impact on VA health care.

Legion: Choice Card has a long way to go

Legion urged House members to pass The Veterans Access to Community Care Act at recent hearing.

Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

'Great strides were made,' says one veteran who received help in Memphis from American Legion and VA staff.

COVER Act would help VA adopt newer treatments for TBI/PTSD

The measure would establish a commission to examine complementary and alternative medicines.

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