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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.


VA accused of bad pain-management practices

VA medical malpractice and over-reliance on drugs alleged in congressional hearing.

Legion report: Women vets struggle with status

Legion releases report that finds women veterans aren't identifying as veterans.

Legion launches Suicide Prevention Web Center

The center provides veterans and their families with life-saving resources and programs.

Legion releases report on TBI and PTSD

After conducting research for more than two years, the Legion shares its findings and recommendations with Congress, VA, the Legion community and general public.

VA accountability the focus in Pittsburgh

A congressional field hearing in Pittsburgh focused on VA accountability for preventable patient deaths and lapses in patient care.

Second Fisher House opens in Houston

The $7.1 million facility is the 61st Fisher House to be built since 1990.

Legion briefed on veteran treatment programs

The Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission was briefed on veterans' suicide, veterans treatment courts and the Veterans Justice Outreach Program.

DoD, VA establish 2 consortia to research PTSD, TBI

Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense establish two joint research consortia to battle signature wounds of war on terror.

Hearing seeks answers from VA

House Veterans Affairs chairman, Legion question veteran deaths and bonuses awarded to executives.

How Affordable Care Act impacts veterans

VA is sending letters to enrolled veterans to highlight its web page on the new law.