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President Barack Obama’s choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department has withdrawn his nomination.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

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C. shows the homepage for the HealthCare.gov Internet site. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Only 12 Percent Of Americans Believe Obamacare Is A Success

Many Americans do not believe President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is a success.

05/12/2014

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

North Dakota Blue Cross Fires CEO After Subsidiary Loses $51M Developing Maryland’s Obamacare Exchange

The company that does business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota fired its president and chief executive officer on Monday, days after the state’s dominate insurer reported nearly $80 million in financial losses in 2013.

05/06/2014

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Final Deadline For D.C. Residents To Enroll In Health Care Plan

D.C. residents who’ve yet to enroll in a health insurance plan are facing a final deadline.

04/30/2014

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawaii Obamacare Exchange Only Signed Up 8,000 Consumers After Receiving More Than $200M In Federal Funds

Hawaii lawmakers have approved $1.5 million in state funding to prop up its troubled health insurance exchange built under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul.

04/30/2014

Patients attend the Remote Area Medical (RAM) free clinic. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Free Health Clinic To Ramp Up Operations In Va.

Kim Fannon was on disability and had no insurance when she went to a Remote Area Medical clinic in southwest Virginia for a free eye exam a few years ago. She said she needed a new pair of glasses.

04/29/2014

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