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.


Dellinger calls for VA secretary, 2 others to step down

National Commander Daniel Dellinger calls for the resignation of Department of Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki, Under Secretary of Health Robert Petzel and Under Secretary of Benefits Allison Hickey during today's press conference in Indianapolis.

Commander disturbed over new VA allegations

Another Phoenix doctor’s claim that evidence was destroyed to conceal secret waiting lists must be investigated and, if true, lead to severe consequences, Dellinger says.

Phoenix VA staff placed on leave

American Legion agrees with secretary’s decision, calls for speedy and thorough investigation into allegations of secret waiting list.

Legion to conduct town hall meeting on Phoenix VA health care

VA facility alleged to maintain secret patient wait-list to be evaulated by Legion health-care experts during Phoenix visit.

DoD's suicide report: A call for action

American Legion wants more proactive programs developed to address suicide risk among servicemembers, veterans.

VA offers no answers on Phoenix allegations

Legion attends meeting with VA in Washington that produces no explanation for hospital’s secret list.

Legion: VA secret list ‘abhorrent’

Report says at least 40 patients died while waiting for appointments at Phoenix VA medical center that was hiding information.

Legion holds VA accountable for construction delays

Colorado veterans are still waiting for VA to complete a medical center it broke ground for in 2009.

National commander meeting with president, VA secretary

National Commander Daniel Dellinger will meet one on one with President Barack Obama and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday.

Legion to Congress: Hold VA accountable for preventable deaths

National commander testified that The American Legion will keep asking the hard questions about VA accountability and so should Congress.