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  • In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

    An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward permanently ending the nagging annual threat of Medicare cuts to physicians. Yet each side is...
  • What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress

    What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress
    Like bickering siblings who keep quibbling over childhood slights, Republicans and Democrats keep finding new ways to fight over abortion. The latest episodes involve Republicans' attempt to apply the long-standing limitation on federal funding for...
  • Highlights of bipartisan House plan on Medicare doctor fees

    Highlights of the compromise released Tuesday by House Republican and Democratic leaders to permanently avoid yearly cuts in reimbursements for physicians treating Medicare patients. Cost figures were not released but are based on interviews with...
  • Prevén aprobación de proyecto sobre seguro de salud

    Prevén aprobación de proyecto sobre seguro de salud
     Los dirigentes de los bloques de la cámara baja pronosticaron el martes la aprobación de un acuerdo bipartidista para impedir el recorte de los honorarios de médicos del seguro de salud para ancianos y extender los fondos para niños y personas de menores...
  • EEUU: Aprueban propuesta bipartidista de seguros de salud

    Un acuerdo bipartidista extraordinario entre el presidente de la cámara baja John Boehner y la lídeía demócrata Nancy Pelosi le da un respiro a ambos partidos, que se encaminan a poner fin a la molesta amenaza anual a los recortes del Medicare a los...
  • How did hospital bills get so complicated?

    How did hospital bills get so complicated?
    As recently as 1969, delivering a baby in Morristown, N.J., could cost parents as little as $235.65 — a flat, all-inclusive rate for a three-day hospital stay and doctors' fees. I know this because that was the price on the receipt from my birth...
  • Some Dems echo GOP's 'no compromise' demand in primaries

    Republicans from sharply conservative House districts have won recent elections by promising to "never compromise," and now some Democrats are eyeing the same motto for their primaries. Liberal activists, frustrated by the absence of a potent...
  • Potent groups take sides on bipartisan House Medicare plan

    A budding bipartisan deal to shelter physicians from Medicare cuts, championed by the House's two top leaders, is drawing powerful allies including the American Medical Association and a rainbow of conservative and liberal groups. House aides released an...
  • 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...
  • On 5th anniversary of health care law, no end to debate

    When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, he visualized a time when the political hyperbole would be silenced and ordinary people would see that the health care law improved their lives. The White House ceremony on...
  • On Obamacare's 5th anniversary, Americans are starting to feel appreciation

    On Obamacare's 5th anniversary, Americans are starting to feel appreciation
    Coverage of the Affordable Care Act's fifth anniversary Monday -- it was signed into law March 23, 2010--will undoubtedly focus on the gains in coverage and reductions in healthcare costs that have followed its rollout. To get the raw figures out of the...