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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.


How Affordable Care Act impacts veterans

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

VA reports on Legionella prevention

Creation of a national water safety committee is recommended to prevent further deaths from Legionnaires’ Disease.

Legion gets VA mobile apps demonstration

Department of Veterans Affairs’ goal is to expand health care for veterans beyond traditional office visits.

VA to host mental health summits

Nationwide events aim to raise public awareness and overcome stigma of mental health treatment.

Legion: VA transportation services are vital

The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.

VA outpatient clinics at risk

A new budgetary scoring system may stand in the way of lease renewals.

Legion: Carefully examine ICU situation in Fort Wayne

Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force recommends Fort Wayne VA medical center to carefully consider whether or not to discontinue inpatient intensive care unit services.

Fort Wayne VAMC: A work in progress

Improvements have been made at the facility, but a Legion town hall meeting Tuesday showed that work remains.

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.