More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billions, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.
Fellow Republicans Leslie Rutledge and John Burris faced the same problem in Arkansas’ primary runoff, fending off mailers and TV ads that tried to paint them as allies of a Democratic president they’ve repeatedly criticized. But the outcomes were sharply different, with Rutledge winning the GOP’s nomination for attorney general and Burris losing his bid for a state Senate seat.
Virginia Republicans are being accused of bribing off a Democratic state senator by offering he and his daughter prestigious jobs in exchange for his resignation – giving the GOP control of the chamber and the ability to strike down Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s bid to become Maryland’s next governor has received wide backing from federal, state and local Maryland political leaders, as well as a long list of endorsements from a variety of organizations.
In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Barack Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation’s next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one of the Democratic Party’s most celebrated up-and-comers.
Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he’s seeking a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over Oregon’s online health insurance enrollment system, the failure of which embarrassed the state and resulted in multiple investigations.
A proposed small procedural change to a legislative commission may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faced criticism over immigration from right and left Wednesday, laying bare the rough politics of the issue even as President Barack Obama sought to increase pressure on House Republicans to act.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will make a judgment call on whether or not to run on Obamacare during this year’s midterm elections.
From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law.