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  • John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go

    John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go
    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...
  • Where your tax dollars go

    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...
  • FACT CHECK: Can Paul bring balance to the federal budget?

    Sen. Rand Paul is campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as a man who wants to upend the ways of Washington. In one way, though, he's a creature of the nation's capital: He carries on a long tradition of promising the implausible,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: Why Affordable Care Act costs continue to fall

    Q&A: Why Affordable Care Act costs continue to fall
    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...
  • 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....