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New VA boss promises improvements

New VA boss promises improvements

The Veterans Affairs Department has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA’s troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays…

Democrats steal a page from GOP campaign book

Democrats steal a page from GOP campaign book

Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs. Individual states…

Heath care emergencies worry gay couples

Heath care emergencies worry gay couples

When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately. But instead…

Democrats jockey to deal with health care fallout

Democrats jockey to deal with health care fallout

One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some…

Citizenship, immigration issues for 310,00 Americans on health care

Citizenship, immigration issues for 310,00 Americans on health care

The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. The Obama administration said Tuesday that letters…

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The…

Veterans Administration fixes approved by Congress

Veterans Administration fixes approved by Congress

Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the…

House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve…

Finally, a deal on VA health care fix?

Finally, a deal on VA health care fix?

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait…

Health care plan renewals may backfire

Health care plan renewals may backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law…

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