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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: VA getting message on employee accountability

The department has a long way to go in regaining the trust of America's veterans, but at least the journey has begun.

Legion: VA director’s overdue firing applauded

American Legion national commander says one dismissal in Phoenix does not restore accountability, but it’s a start.

Legion-supported House bills focus on mental health

The pending legislation would provide more resources for evaluating complementary and alternative medical treatments.

Veterans Choice Card is not a free pass

Eligible veterans can now choose between VA or private health care, if wait times are too long or distance is an issue, but that choice has limits.

Legion: Get Tahmooressi the help he needs

Now that retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooress has been released from jail, National Commander Helm is calling for immediate treatment of the veteran's post-traumatic stress disorder.

California vets air concerns at Legion town hall

Benefits event in Long Beach to continue helping veterans through Thursday.

Legion to connect with vets in Los Angeles area

A town hall meeting and Veterans Outreach Center are planned in Long Beach, Calif.

Legion wants Butler VA project to move forward

VA likely won't award a contract to complete the facility until next year.

Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Brodeur family honored in Washington for its dedication and commitment as caregivers to their son Vincent Mannion-Brodeur, an Iraq veteran.

'I am grateful for The American Legion'

More than 390 veterans get help at the Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in Washington, D.C.