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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 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.

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.