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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.


Legion lends support to huge vet benefits bill

Legion voices backing of massive Senate bill that would expand VA medical treatment and services, bolster veteran employment and educational opportunities.

Legion launches TBI/PTSD survey for veterans

Veterans who suffer from either condition are urged to participate in the Legion’s month-long online survey.

Deadly delays plague several VA medical centers

Delayed diagnoses and treatments at VA hospitals and clinics are claiming the lives of patients.

Pittsburgh VA takes action against Legionella

The city’s VA medical center has acted decisively to prevent future Legionella outbreaks, but needs to improve local and national communications.

Legion renews call for lifetime DoD-VA records

Congress agrees that electronic information-sharing system remains 'the chief end goal' and can improve health-care services for veterans.

Legion fights TRICARE increases

National commander says troops, military retirees and their families should not be targeted in new efforts to cut federal costs.

Legion ‘appalled’ by conditions in Jackson

The American Legion’s national commander wants VA to take immediate action to correct deplorable conditions at the Jackson VAMC.

Senate bill would expand VA eligibility

Pending Senate measures that are Legion-backed include one to expand eligibility for VA health care.

VA, TRICARE meet ACA coverage requirements

While Department of Veterans Affairs’, TRICARE health coverage meet Affordable Care Act standards, options are available to family members not getting required coverage.

Legion to host PTSD-TBI symposium

PTSD-TBI event will coincide with organization’s annual Washington Conference.