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Federal Judge Dismisses GOP Senator’s Obamacare Lawsuit, Saying He Had No Grounds To Sue

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator’s lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.

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Senate GOP Blocks Bill on Contraception Coverage

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

07/16/2014

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Supreme Court Rules Public Unions Can’t Make Nonmembers Pay Fees

The Supreme Court says public sector unions can’t collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

06/30/2014

The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. (Getty Images)

Senate Backs Bill to Improve Health Care for Vets

The Senate has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who’ve endured long wait times for VA medical care to receive treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved Tuesday in the House. Lawmakers say they are optimistic a compromise version can soon be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

06/11/2014

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FBI Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Health System

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.

06/11/2014

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VA Official in Maryland Discusses Audit Findings

A VA Maryland Health Care System official says the system is reaching out to as many health care providers in Baltimore and Baltimore County to address an average wait time of 81 days for new patients seeking a primary care physician.

06/10/2014

Virginia Republicans are being accused of bribing off a Democratic state senator by offering him 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.  (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Va. GOP Accused Of Bribing Dem Senator, Daughter With Top Jobs

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.

06/09/2014

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Obama’s Pick For Top VA Health Care Position Withdraws Amid Fears of ‘Prolonged Political Battle’

President Barack Obama’s choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department has withdrawn his nomination.

06/05/2014

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States Confronting New Concerns Medicaid Costs Will Rise Due To Obamacare

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.

05/26/2014

President Barack Obama speaks prior to signing a presidential memorandum increasing workers' overtime protections during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

New Health Cost Controls Get Go-Ahead From Feds

The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to use a new cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on what health plans pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements.

05/15/2014

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