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  • Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward Senate approval on Thursday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to erase deficits through trillions in spending cuts and repeal...
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

    In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto...
  • House passes Medicare bill to help doctors, children

    WASHINGTON In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a Medicare overhaul bill that shields doctors from pay cuts and extends a children's health insurance program. The 392-37 vote represented...
  • Price tag of bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cuts

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. Highlights of the CBO analysis (in rounded numbers):...
  • Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements and bolstering health programs for children and the poor as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their...
  • FACT CHECK: GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes. Their own numbers, however, say millions of American families and businesses would have to pay more in taxes to...
  • Affordable Care Act: By the numbers

    Monday marks five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, was signed into law. The legislation has provided low-cost medical coverage to almost 385,000 Virginians, and 11.7...
  • Is Obama proposal the end of taxpayer-subsidized sports stadiums?

    WASHINGTON If President Barack Obama has his way, the nation's taxpayers would not help finance a new arena proposed for the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team. Nor would taxpayer-financed, tax-free bonds be used to help finance a new stadium...
  • It's past time for Congress to pass Medicare reform

    It's past time for Congress to pass Medicare reform
    House Republicans have no qualms about leaving millions of low-income Americans without health coverage, as evidenced by their repeated votes to repeal Obamacare. But they're so skittish about reducing access to Medicare, the federal insurance program for...
  • Taking the pulse of Obama's health care law at age 5

    WASHINGTON With more than 50 congressional repeal votes, a near-death Supreme Court experience and a botched marketplace debut to its credit, the Affordable Care Act has had a tortured five-year existence as the Republican Party's legislative enemy No. 1....
  • Obamacare's secret: It's working

    On its fifth anniversary, the secret of Obamacare is that it's working. The Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010, is doing precisely what it was supposed to do: provide health coverage to millions of Americans who didn't have it and...