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.


Legion to assist veterans in crisis during Charlotte convention

The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up a veterans crisis center during its 96th National Convention

‘Change requires a burning platform’

VA official says VA is figuratively on fire and that change is the ‘fire hose’ needed to put it out.

VA faces ‘huge crisis of confidence’

The department’s interim under secretary for health speaks frankly to Legionnaires.

'I appreciate the Legion doing this'

More than 80 veterans in two days visit the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Shinnston, W.Va.

The two sides to VA

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 crisis center helps Baltimore vets

Legion and VA staff helped 143 veterans file claims, enroll in the health-care system and more.

Commander: VA reform bill ‘an important step’

Congressional leaders praised for reaching agreement and passing emergency legislation to speed up and improve delivery of VA health care for veterans.

McDonald confirmed as VA secretary

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.'

Baltimore vets weigh in on VA health care

While some complained, others praised the quality of staff and medical treatment.

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.