Veteran Health Care

Free Dental Care For Veterans June 25

A dentist and her dental assistant (Photo: Erik Christensen)

Aspen Dental dentists and teams are pleased to bring free dental care to veterans nationwide once again on June 25. Nearly 400 Aspen Dental offices in 33 states will open their doors to serve veterans in their local communities as part of the Healthy Mouth Movement, a community giving initiative. Nearly 150 million Americans didn't go to the de... more

Legion Slams 'Mouthpiece' Vet Groups over VA Health Care Plans

Doctor with an elderly patient.

Some of the country's leading veterans' service organizations are pressing lawmakers to defy lobbying efforts and legislation that they say will damage veterans' health care. In a letter to Congress on Monday morning, The American Legion urged lawmakers not to listen to veterans' groups that are merely "mouthpieces" for organizations intent on ... more

Organizations Respond to McCain on Vet Healthcare

The American Legion reports that Sen. John McCain recently attacked the nation's largest and most influential veterans' service organizations by alleging they were opposed to the Veterans Choice Program that created a new, but temporary, option for veterans to receive health care from non-Department of Veterans Affairs providers. The senator's c... more

Records Show VA Mishandled Personal Info

According to federal records obtained by FOX25 Investigates, veterans' protected health information, lab results, doctors notes, and — in some cases, medicine — were mishandled 37 times by workers in the VA Boston Healthcare System in the last three years. The review comes after a disabled Navy veteran first told his story to FOX25 in March. Fox... more

Federal Workers Union Warns of Privatized Veterans Health Care

Visitors share valentines with a VA patient last February during National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. (VA photo)

A commission studying health care is just one vote shy of endorsing a privatized Department of Veterans Affairs, a gathering of veterans and VA employees in Tomah, Wis., was told Friday. The American Federation of Government Employees local that represents workers at the Tomah VA medical center organized the town hall meeting to warn that the "... more

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