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  • EPA chief defends power plant rule against GOP charges of overreach

    WASHINGTON The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday strongly defended the approach and legitimacy of an Obama administration power plant rule that Republicans attacked as regulatory overreach and Democrats said was vital. In a hearing...
  • Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'

    Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'
    President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct. Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...
  • Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]

    Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]
    A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
  • White House report says VA has 'significant' and 'systemic failures'

    The VA suffers from "significant and chronic systemic failures" that must be addressed by department leadership, according to a White House report delivered to President Obama on Friday, giving urgency to congressional legislation aimed at reducing...
  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA

    Seeking to overcome Congress' usual partisan wrangling, lawmakers from opposing parties huddled Wednesday to try to reach a compromise on a legislative response to the VA healthcare scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans...
  • Veterans' wait times at El Paso VA are latest to come under scrutiny

    Veterans have been forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA facility, and more than a third never received it, according to a survey released Wednesday as lawmakers in Washington worked to bridge...
  • Senate reaches bipartisan deal to fix VA 'crisis'

    Two U.S. senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving healthcare for veterans in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments. Sens. Bernie...
  • Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare

    Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare
    Key senators announced on Thursday a bipartisan proposal to address a crisis in veterans' healthcare, seeking quick action on a scandal that embarrassed the Obama administration and angered lawmakers who are strong advocates for veterans. The...
  • VA chief to investigate deaths of 18 who waited for care in Phoenix

    VA chief to investigate deaths of 18 who waited for care in Phoenix
    Eighteen veterans died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA medical center, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs said Thursday, as senators reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving veterans' healthcare in response to...
  • Veterans trump gridlock [Editorial]

    Veterans trump gridlock  [Editorial]
    Problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs' medical system have been years in the making, and it's shameful that it took a scandal like the one now engulfing the department to prompt Congress to act. But the bi-partisan deal announced Thursday by...