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

Salt Lake City veterans home renamed for Legionnaire

First veterans nursing home in state named for longtime Department of Utah National Executive Committeeman William Christoffersen.

Patient wait times still too long at VA

Veterans are still enduring unreasonable wait times in gaining access to VA health care.

Legion defends VA chief against columnist

Eric Shinseki taken to task by TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein. The Legion responds in defense of VA chief.

Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

National commander calls for 'thorough investigation' into accusations that Department of Veterans Affairs suppressed evidence of links between Gulf War Illness, environmental hazards to which servicemembers were exposed.

Coffman: VA Gulf War Illness treatment ‘embarrassing'

Hearing reveals that Department of Veterans Affairs – as it did with Agent Orange-related illnesses – is taking its time in recognizing that Gulf War Illness is a real disease that needs a cure.

The dilemma of electronic health records

Legion challenges VA and DoD on decision to cancel development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record system.

Has this man conquered Gulf War Syndrome?

An Army major’s personal quest for wellness may have unraveled the mysteries of one of the western world’s most baffling diseases.

Legion volunteers, hours needed

VA medical centers report drop in volunteer help from Legionnaires; initiatives announced to help meet Legion's 1 million volunteer hours mark.

House examines VA mental health-care quality

The American Legion submitted written testimony to a recent House hearing on VA's ability to provide quality mental health care to America's veterans.

VA delivers Legion thank-you letters

During National Day of Service, many people stopped by The American Legion’s booth to write thank-you letters to veterans.

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