09/09/14 03:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. Richard Griffin, the VA's acting inspector general, said his office is investigating...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/09/14 01:28 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.
09/08/14 07:00 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace. Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to help pay their premiums, and increases for...
09/08/14 06:31 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are expected in Liberia in the coming weeks. The current...
By Mark Flatten | 09/08/14 05:32 PM
Crucial language that the VA inspector general could not "conclusively" prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.
09/08/14 05:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday as he promised to make it easier for veterans to get disability benefits, health care,...
09/08/14 04:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has repeatedly promised to expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income adults using mostly federal funds during his eight-month old administration. But on Monday he acknowledged that his executive power only reaches so...
09/08/14 03:32 PM
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there. The Macenta region, right on the Liberian border, had been one of the first places where the outbreak surfaced, but they hadn't...
By Mark Tapscott | 09/08/14 01:53 PM
The problem is that DHS was given $47 million in 2006 to prepare for the rapid spread of a deadly disease such as Ebola, according to the DHS inspector general.
09/08/14 12:45 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Officials in Detroit are taking steps to prevent respiratory illness and other health problems among residents living near vacant and blighted properties slated for demolition. The city is urging residents to keep watch on demolitions and hold contractors accountable, The Detroit...
By Brian Hughes | 09/08/14 11:46 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell insisted Monday that Obamacare is "clearly working," trying to move past the rocky rollout of President Obama's signature health law by insisting that her agency was not concerned with fighting "last year's battles."
By Kelly Cohen | 09/08/14 11:33 AM
The nonprofit's lobbying arm, which advocates for women's reproductive health issues, argued that calls for allowing birth control pills to be sold without a prescription are "empty gestures."
09/08/14 11:30 AM
CINCINNATI (AP) — One of nine Greenpeace activists charged in a protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters pleaded guilty Monday to a single felony count. Charles Long, 35, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, a low-level felony, in exchange for prosecutors dropping two more...
By Byron York | 09/08/14 08:13 AM
Remember the 2012 Republican presidential debate in which ABC's George Stephanopoulos, seemingly out of nowhere, pressed Mitt Romney repeatedly for his views on contraception? After a contentious back-and-forth, a frustrated Romney declared, "Contraception, it's working just fine, just leave it...
By Philip Klein | 09/06/14 01:38 PM
A growing number of Republican governors are caving in to Medicaid expansion through President Obama's healthcare law.
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