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.

News

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.

Legion: VA transportation services are vital

The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.

VA outpatient clinics at risk

A new budgetary scoring system may stand in the way of lease renewals.

Legion: Carefully examine ICU situation in Fort Wayne

Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force recommends Fort Wayne VA medical center to carefully consider whether or not to discontinue inpatient intensive care unit services.

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