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  • Conservatives push for fully paid 'doc fix' deal

    WASHINGTON Momentum is building among conservative senators to scrap an exemption from budget laws in the House-passed "doc fix" deal, a move that would pressure Congress to offset $141 billion of the package's cost not currently paid for later this year,...
  • Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but deficit foes cool

    Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program. It's "the first real entitlement reform in decades," says House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, using Washington...
  • Caution flag up on more easing of VA 'Choice Card' usage

    An actuarial firm under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that allowing veterans who live more than 40 miles from needed VA health care to use private sector care instead could balloon VA health-care costs by as much as $46...
  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and...
  • Affordable Care Act: By the numbers

    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...
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

     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...
  • Shopping for Obamacare in Pa. puts price pressure on insurers

    Shopping for Obamacare in Pa. puts price pressure on insurers
    The high rate of "shopping" in Pennsylvania during the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has ratcheted up competition among insurance companies and will help to keep rate hikes in check, according to the U.S. Department of Health...
  • 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...
  • Congressional Budget Office report looks at fallout of smaller shipbuilding budgets

    Congressional Budget Office report looks at fallout of smaller shipbuilding budgets
    A new report examines how the Navy, 30 years into the future, could maintain its global presence with a smaller fleet, and the options are sobering for Hampton Roads. Sailors could spend more time at sea. The Navy might move more ships overseas....
  • House congressional budget fails to address America's fiscal problems

    House congressional budget fails to address America's fiscal problems
    Here's the United States' fiscal predicament in a nutshell: Under current law, the publicly held debt of the federal government will increase by 4.5 percent of gross domestic product over the next decade, to a historically anomalous 78.7 percent of GDP....
  • As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing

    As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing
    The Treasury Department has started taking steps to extend the federal government's borrowing ability as the U.S. hits its debt limit again Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew told lawmakers Friday. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew urged...