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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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'A domino effect'

Department of Pennsylvania raised $225,000 for state’s first Fisher House.

Legion to Congress: Leave TRICARE alone

Congress is on the verge of increasing TRICARE costs for America’s servicemembers and military retirees.

VA updates Legion on Manhattan facility

A Patient Information Help Line is now available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VA’s Manhattan facility: (855) 269-8338.

Manhattan VA facility remains closed

Programs in place to aid veterans receiving health care at VA medical center damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Legion schedules SWS site visits

System Worth Saving Task Force plans site visits to 15 VA medical centers, and video conferences with an additional 10 facilities.

More than $100 million set aside for PTSD, TBI research

Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs to look for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Fee-basis: Putting the patient first

VA’s Patient-Centered Community Care progam is improving its fee-basis program, but Legion says more needs to be done.

VA transforms health care for women vets

Health initiative for women veterans makes real progress at VA medical centers. 

Million Vets Program needs more vets

VA has signed up 80,000 veterans but needs 920,000 more by 2019.

Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

The VA updated the Legion on its progress with creating its Electronic Health Record and improving its appointment scheduling.

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