| Apr 12, 2015
| 3:19 PM
In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 3:24 PM
It's a question that naturally springs to mind when tax season rolls around: Where are all those tax dollars being spent?
In total, Washington will spend $12,304 per citizen. Unfortunately, the government will only collect $10,878 in tax revenue per...
| Apr 5, 2015
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...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 8:57 PM
As the Supreme Court considers the fate of government subsidies to millions of consumers receiving coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a nonpartisan budget analysis found Monday that projected costs of President Obama's signature healthcare program...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:38 PM
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....
| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:05 AM
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....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:46 PM
The potential damage from a Supreme Court ruling overturning insurance subsidies for low- and middle-income Americans in three dozen states has been thoroughly outlined--the loss of subsides by nearly 8 million people and the cratering of the insurance...