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.
More than 80 veterans in two days visit the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Shinnston, W.Va.
Veterans at Legion town hall meeting in Clarksburg, W.Va., say the the 'health-care' side of VA is world-class, but the 'administrative side' is anything but.
Legion and VA staff helped 143 veterans file claims, enroll in the health-care system and more.
Congressional leaders praised for reaching agreement and passing emergency legislation to speed up and improve delivery of VA health care for veterans.
National Commander: 'Together, we can get VA back on track and restore trust among the patients it serves, as well as the public who expects nothing less than timely, high-quality care for our nation’s veterans.'
While some complained, others praised the quality of staff and medical treatment.
Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.
Measure will seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department.
Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."
More than 2,000 veterans have come to Legion crisis centers in the past six weeks; the Legion's Verna Jones shared some of their stories before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.