Federal Budget

Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Obama Seeks $5B In Federal Spending To Train More Doctors

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to approve spending more than $5 billion on medical training to turn out some 13,000 primary care providers over the next 10 years.


WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10:  Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) hold a press conference to announce a bipartisan budget deal, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, at the U.S. Capitol on December 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The $85 billion agreement would set new spending levels for the next two years and create $63 billion in so-called 'sequester relief.'  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Congressional Budget Leaders Announce Deal To Keep Gov’t Out of “Crisis-to-Crisis” Mode

Budget leaders in Congress have announced a deal that they say will keep the government from operating in “crisis-to-crisis” mode for the foreseeable future.


File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Shutdown Looming: Weekend Showdown at the Capitol

A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday.


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House Prepares To Vote On Balanced Budget Proposal

The vote Friday would be the first by the House on a balanced budget amendment since 1995.



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