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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.


Study: 1.3 million working-age veterans without health insurace

Those without health insurance failing to take advantage of VA health care.

VA launching 3rd survey in Gulf War study

Goal is to measure health of veterans deployed to 1990-1991 Gulf War veterans, as well as veterans who served elsewhere during same period.

VA, DoD rolling out electronic health record program

Integrated Electronic Health Record system will be implemented at San Antonio, Texas, and Hampton Roads, Va.

Wong praises Army for review of PTSD cases

Army reviewing mental health cases dating back to 2001 to ensure that soldiers weren’t denied appropriate medical retirement benefits.

Copayment for telehealth care eliminated

VA is no longer charging veterans for In-Home Video Telehealth Care.

Legion issues report on VA rural health care

The Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force evaluated the quality of VA rural health care in 13 states.

VA research forum set for April 26

Public invited to attend discussion on ‘Caring for Veterans through Discovery and Collaboration.’

Legion’s VA site visits begin April 16

The American Legion begins its next round of System Worth Saving trips to VA medical centers next week.

VA releases second Gulf War report

Report focuses on efforts to improve the delivery of health care for Gulf War veterans.

Legion helps VA center keep doors open

The Legion conducted a System Worth Saving site visit at a VA medical center in Hot Springs, S.D., to help keep the VA from closing its doors.