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  • Congress faces gridlock on Veterans Affairs and border spending bills

    With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.

  • Official: State can send inmates to medical site

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday. J. Clark...

  • Governor signs board changes to Covered California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California's health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members. The governor's office announced Monday that he signed SB972 by Democratic Sen. Norma Torres of Pomona. She said her bill...

  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were...

  • Kansas AG files lawsuit against medical alert device companies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Friday a lawsuit has been filed against a group of Utah-based medical device companies that allegedly violated the state’s Do Not Call Act. Schmidt Schmidt’s office received multiple complaints in...

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden to veterans: Fixing Veterans Affairs is a 'sacred obligation'

    Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of veterans Monday fixing the problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the government's only "sacred obligation."

  • 1-day NYC health care workers' walkout averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management. The deal averts a one-day strike at more than 100 hospitals and nursing homes that had been set for July 31. The agreement was confirmed by the 1199 health...

  • Quinn OKs cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Minors with epilepsy would be allowed to use medical marijuana under a measure Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday. The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and allows children with seizures from epilepsy to consume...

  • Some Native Americans wary about health reform

    Denise Mesteth signed up for new health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, despite concerns that it may not be worth the money for her and other Native Americans who otherwise rely on free government coverage.

  • Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A poll shows that people don't know how to determine that. Being licensed and likable doesn't necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best...

  • Schumer: Let pharmacies fill pet prescriptions

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says pet owners could save millions of dollars on prescriptions for their animals if they could buy the drugs at ordinary pharmacies. The New York Democrat says Sunday that he's working with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on...

  • Partners HealthCare deal an issue in governor race

    BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Martha Coakley is coming under increasing fire from her Democratic and Republican rivals in the governor's race over an agreement her office hammered out with Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts' largest hospital and physicians' network. Coakley said the deal...

  • Veterans Affairs reform legislation must set clear standards for care

    The men and women who volunteer to serve in the military are brave and selfless. They don't deserve to be served by a Department of Veterans Affairs more concerned with manipulating data for financial gain than with solving problems and serving our veterans with the best possible medical care.

  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    SYDNEY (AP) — A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the scientific community. Among the passengers were a former president...

  • VA chief promises reform in El Paso visit

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson met with VA medical center officials in El Paso and vowed to improve veterans' access to health care. Gibson met Friday with the VA center's leadership, employees and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke to hear about lingering problems...



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    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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