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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 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.

Boehner, others tout Legion-backed VA accountability bill

Legion's Legislative director among those at press conference promoting House, Senate bills to increase accountability at Department of Veterans Affairs.

Augusta VA facility eliminates screening backlog

While the backlog was defeated, the hospital still faces challenges in recruiting enough nurses and physicians.

Legionella outbreak caused by human error

American Legion’s national commander says lack of accountability at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center ‘cannot continue.’

Legion submits testimony on VA’s 2015 budget

Testimony addressed the issue of creating a joint lifetime medical record for VA and DoD.

Legion hears from vets about VA care

Local veterans in Augusta, Ga., raise concerns and offer praise about VA health care.

Legion encouraged by 2015 VA budget proposal

If the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2015 budget is approved, it will be one of the few federal agencies in the era of sequestration to see an increase in funding.