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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: VA transportation services are vital

The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.

VA outpatient clinics at risk

A new budgetary scoring system may stand in the way of lease renewals.

Legion: Carefully examine ICU situation in Fort Wayne

Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force recommends Fort Wayne VA medical center to carefully consider whether or not to discontinue inpatient intensive care unit services.

Fort Wayne VAMC: A work in progress

Improvements have been made at the facility, but a Legion town hall meeting Tuesday showed that work remains.

Legion testifies on VA mental health care care

The American Legion supports a House bill that would improve access to mental health care through non-VA providers.

Detweiler appointed to Louisiana VA Commission

American Legion past national commander appointed to Louisiana Veterans’ Affairs Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

TBI/PTSD committee to make final recommendations

PNC William Detweiler, chairman of the Legion’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Ad Hoc Committee, to deliver report to NEC.

VA launches women veterans hotline

VA phone line designed to answer questions from veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women veterans.

Should VA procurement be decentralized?

The American Legion believes VA should decentralize its programs such as procurement and information technology to improve its efficiency and timeliness.

VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

Unless Congress moves quickly, 15 of VA’s medical facilities across the country will be forced to close.