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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.

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'This gave me hope'

Nearly 90 veterans come to first day of Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Florida.

Legion questions Philadelphia VA's new incentives

In addition to a bonus system already in place, VA's regional office in Philadelphia is adding food and cash to worker incentives.

Legion Benefits Centers start with townhall meeting

Dozens of veterans come to Post 273 in Madeira Beach, Fla., to praise, question Department of Veterans Affairs health care.

Legion to conduct Veterans Benefits Center in Florida

The American Legion will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a Veterans Benefits Center next week in the Tampa area for veterans and family members.

Work resumes on Aurora VA hospital

VA does the right thing, but only after legal action halted construction on one of its new hospitals.

Suicide prevention legislation now law

Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act requires all members of the U.S. military to receive annual mental health assessments beginning in 2015.

VA construction delays in Colorado must end

A breach-of-contract ruling against VA has brought the hospital project to a standstill

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.

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