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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.


Commander applauds Senate for clarifying '40-mile rule'

Commander praises Senate for unanimous passage of amendment, calls on House to do the same.

Legion: Use 'common sense’ in Choice Card program

VA has fixed the 40-mile rule, now it needs to send patients to medical facilities that can help them.

Legion survey finds flaws in Choice Card program

Access and eligibility issues hamper many veterans from using VA's program.

LA vets air array of concerns about VA care at Legion Town Hall Meeting

Local, state and national American Legion representatives, along with VA officials, vow to address problems for Los Angeles veterans.

Correction: L.A. regional office wrongly named for claims problems

Flyer announcing town hall meeting retracted by American Legion National Headquarters.

Legion benefits center brings hope to Philadelphia vets

American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs team up to assist 237 veterans over three days in Philadelphia.

‘Coming here was a godsend for me’

Nearly 100 seek help during the first two days of the Legion’s Veterans Benefits Center in Philadelphia.


Praise, concerns voiced about Pennsylvania VA

Veterans share personal issues but also express satisfication with VA during a Legion town hall meeting in Philadelphia.

Legion town hall set for Los Angeles

A Legion team of experts is responding to reports of serious delays in scheduling medical appointments for veterans.

Legion participates in Obama roundtable

President discussed VA health care with Legion, other stakeholders.