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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 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.

Tell us about your own VA claim wait

Legion wants to hear from Legionnaires about specifics of their VA benefit claims in order to paint a clearer picture of the growing backlog.

Legion: Truncating TRICARE a misguided idea

National commander takes issue with Washington Post editorial stand on TRICARE for Life premiums.

Legion to VA: ‘Get it right’ in Mississippi

Four years after its first whistle-blower spoke out, VA’s medical center in Jackson continues to put its patients at risk.

Salt Lake City veterans home renamed for Legionnaire

First veterans nursing home in state named for longtime Department of Utah National Executive Committeeman William Christoffersen.