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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 schedules SWS site visits

System Worth Saving Task Force plans site visits to 15 VA medical centers, and video conferences with an additional 10 facilities.

More than $100 million set aside for PTSD, TBI research

Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs to look for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Fee-basis: Putting the patient first

VA’s Patient-Centered Community Care progam is improving its fee-basis program, but Legion says more needs to be done.

VA transforms health care for women vets

Health initiative for women veterans makes real progress at VA medical centers. 

Million Vets Program needs more vets

VA has signed up 80,000 veterans but needs 920,000 more by 2019.

Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

The VA updated the Legion on its progress with creating its Electronic Health Record and improving its appointment scheduling.

Orlando VA hospital still in limbo

Contractor, VA can’t give lawmakers clear answers about when long-awaited medical center will be done or what it will finally cost.

VA centralizes prosthetics procurement

The new way of providing wounded warriors with prosthetic equipment aims to be more cost-effective.

VHA asks Legion to help in DBQ review

The Veterans Health Administration has developed new training modules for using its Disability Benefits Questionnaires.

VA expands specialty care in rural areas

VA's new program, Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, will benefit millions of veterans and their primary care providers.