Arkansas Veterans

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R) at Little Rock's VA Hospital
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Arkansas health care provider are hoping a conversation they've started with staff members of U.S. Sen. John Boozman will help speed up the payment of thousands of outstanding reimbursement claims for medical care provided to military veterans.

Boozman's staff met Wednesday in North Little Rock with representatives of health care facilities, physician advocacy groups and veteran's liaisons to address what they say is a growing problem in Arkansas - that of unpaid medical bills of veterans.

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R) at Little Rock's VA Hospital
Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

U.S. Sen. John Boozman is sending staff from his office to meet with Arkansas hospitals and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials to address claims of delayed reimbursements for the medical care that veterans receive.

Wednesday's meeting at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock brings together health care providers and VA officials from several states to address ways to speed up reimbursement claims.

The Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that the state's hospitals and medical providers are having problems being reimbursed by the VA after treating veterans.

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R) at Little Rock's VA Hospital
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Senator John Boozman is touting a $16.3 billion Veterans Affairs package signed into law this week as an important move toward resolving systemic problems uncovered in April. 

Boozman met with medical center officials at Little Rock’s John L. McLellan Memorial Veterans Hospital Friday. The Republican from Rogers says he’s confident the state’s VA hospitals in Little Rock and Fayetteville are performing well and that reforms will prove beneficial.

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