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Stories with person: Eric Shinseki
  • Central Arkansas veteran hospitals decrease some wait times 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:49 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has hired more staff, streamlined services and decreased wait times for several types of medical appointments by as much as 12 days on average.

  • VA says claims backlog cut below 100,000 cases 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 disability claims older than four months, a "historic milestone" that is one-sixth the size of a long-term backlog that reached a record 611,000 claims in 2013.