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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.


VA briefs Legion on R&D progress

Research and development highlights include eHealth initiative, Million Veteran Program and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative.

Legion applauds DoD review of PTSD cases

Following the Army’s lead, all branches of the armed forces will be reviewing PTSD cases.

Rural health page now online

Page features findings from Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force’s first series of 2011-2012 VA site visits.

Health-care needs of newest veterans reviewed

VA clinicians offer review of health concerns of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans in Journal of General Internal Medicine article.

Older vets: Boston VA needs your help

Life stories of age 55-plus combat and women veterans needed to help improve VA care.

Reports on VA utilization, PTSD available

A little more than half of OIF, OEF and OND veterans have sought VA health care since discharge.

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.