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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.


Tampa VA clinic awarded contract

Facility, scheduled for completion in 2014, will serve veterans in four counties.

SWS Task Force has a new focus

The American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force recently met in Washington to discuss its new VA health-care focus — patient satisfaction.

Waiting for better information

VA under secretary for Health tells Legionnaires that more studies need completed before hyperbaric oxygen treatments are issued to treat TBI, PTS.

Just getting started

PTS-TBI Ad Hoc Committee prepared to carry on its work.

What are your health-care concerns?

System Worth Saving Task Force seeking input from veterans using VA heath-care system for focus of next round of visits.

Legion meetings to focus on health care

Organization’s PTS-TBI Committee, Veterans’ Policy Oversight Committee to meet in Washington, D.C.

Outreach critical to suicide prevention

Efforts by VA, fellow veterans needed to stop alarming number of suicides among veterans.

Construction at Denver VAMC set to begin

Contract awarded after more than a decade of delays contributed to the near-tripling of the price tag; date for start of construction still not set.

VA implementing spouse support line

Telephone support program comes on heels of successful pilot program showed significant reduction in stress for spouses of returning OEF, OIF veterans.

VA launches Make the Connection

Campaign creating ways for veterans, their families to connect with the experience of other veterans.