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Sloan Gibson testifies during a hearing before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

VA Official: Wait Times For Vets, Probes Of Employees Accused Of Falsifying Data Can Be Cleared Up In 2 Years

Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.

08/07/2014

Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday.  (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocates: Insurance Companies Making HIV, AIDS Drugs Unaffordable Under Obamacare Exchange

Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers.

08/06/2014

The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Deal To Improve Veterans Health Care Authorizes $15B In Emergency Spending

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

07/28/2014

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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.

07/22/2014

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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

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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

The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.  (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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