Veterans express concerns about Jackson VA Medical Center - - Jackson, MS

Veterans express concerns about Jackson VA Medical Center

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Dozens of veterans expressed their concerns about the Jackson VA Medical Center at a town hall meeting earlier today.

Several people told VA administrators that they needed assistance with billing issues and other situations where their illnesses are selectively covered. VA hospitals across the nation are holding these town hall events to strengthen the lines of communication between the hospitals and veterans.

"The doctors have done an excellent job," says U.S. Marine Corp veteran Byron Beckwith, Jr. "My biggest problem with the VA -- and especially the Sonny Montgomery Hospital -- I never had a minute's trouble with the billing. You charge something on your credit card, you get a bill. If you got a dispute, you dispute it and it's taken care of in 10 days. The VA can't take care of it in 6 months!"

The Jackson VA also held a claims clinic to help show veterans the process and get their claims processed faster.

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