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Town Hall Meeting

by / Friday, 20 March 2015 / Published in Meetings, Press Releases

The American Legion will hold a Town Hall meeting in Los Angeles at Hollywood Post 43 located at 2035 N Highland Ave, Hollywood,  on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This meeting is  for local veterans (American Legion membership is not a requirement to be in attendance or to be heard) and interested parties  is in response to reports of serious delays in scheduling medical appointments at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

The Department of California’s Commander Janet M Wilson , with many of California’s  Executive Staff;  Verna Jones, the Legion’s executive director in Washington, and her team of experts  will conduct the meeting and also visit two VA facilities: the West Los Angeles Medical Center and the Los Angeles Regional Benefit Office.

“We want to find out why our veterans are experiencing such long delays in getting their medical care,” Jones said. “It is especially troubling to hear about this nearly a year after the VA wait-time scandal in Phoenix was first reported, and seven months after President Obama signed the VA reform law.”

Jones said the Legion will evaluate health-care quality at the hospital and disability claims-processing quality at the regional office. “We will hear from veterans at the town hall meeting, carry their concerns to VA leadership, and make recommendations for improvement. America’s veterans should not have to wait months or years for proper medical care, or to receive benefits they have already earned.”

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