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: Compromise bill ‘critical component’ for VA improvement

Measure will seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department.

American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."

'Broken promises, pain, mistreatment, delays'

More than 2,000 veterans have come to Legion crisis centers in the past six weeks; the Legion's Verna Jones shared some of their stories before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Arizona putting together veterans command center

The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

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.

Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.

Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

'I feel like I have hope now'

More than 40 veterans seek help at the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

Veterans leave crisis center with answers

The Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in St. Louis assisted veterans with unresolved claims and appeals.

Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans discussed appointment delays and lack of VA leadership during the Legion's Systmen Worth Saving meeting in St. Louis.