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House approves bill overhauling VA health care

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 17:03
WASHINGTON -- The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week. The $16.3 billion measure, which was unveiled Monday by the chairmen of the House and Senate veterans affairs committees, is intended to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses…
Federal Obamacare market still faces cost overruns, delays: watchdog
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:44
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months after the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange is still dogged by cost overruns and technology delays that could hamper enrollment when it resumes in November, a U.S. watchdog said. The total cost of HealthCare.gov and its supporting systems hit $840 million in March, according to a forthcoming report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO). Excerpts of the report were released on Wednesday…
U.S. House passes $17 billion veterans healthcare bill, 420-5
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $17 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding much of the cost to the federal deficit. The compromise measure was reached on Monday between House and Senate negotiators to provide funds for veterans' temporary access to private medical care, to allow the VA to hire more doctors and nurses and to open more outpatient clinics.
HealthCare.gov has already cost $840 million
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:42
HealthCare.gov, the federal health-exchange website plagued with glitches at its launch, has already cost $840 million to build, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of two task orders and one contract related to building the system. PlayVideoCBS Evening News Obama admits "terrible start" to HealthCare.gov In an interview with Scott Pelley, President Barack Obama acknowledged the health care website got off to a rough start but said he expected the .
HealthCare.gov has already cost $840 million: Report
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:03
HealthCare.gov, the federal health-exchange website plagued with glitches at its launch, has already cost $840 million to build, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of two task orders and one contract related to building the system. PlayVideoCBS Evening News Obama admits "terrible start" to HealthCare.gov In an interview with Scott Pelley, President Barack Obama acknowledged the health care website got off to a rough start but said he expected the .
Senators announce bipartisan bill to curb campus sexual assault
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:41
WASHINGTON -- Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers from both parties saying they have heard too many stories of campus assault and bungled cases. More than a half dozen senators stood with campus sexual assault victims on Capitol Hill as they announced the legislation. At least two senators…
McConnelling McConnell: Grimes uses McConnell's own footage against him
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:17
In March, Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign posted a strange video on its YouTube channel showing the senior lawmaker taking on random tasks and poses. The video, silent except for a jaunty soundtrack, contained a series of unrelated shots: a smile with his wife, a handshake on the campaign trail, a rousing speech at a factory. The video, it turns out, was created to provide free B-roll to friendly supporters to use for…
Ebola outbreak: Peace Corps removes 340 volunteers from West Africa
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:17
The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was withdrawing 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due to the spreading Ebola virus across West Africa. "The Peace Corps today announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due to the increasing spread of the Ebola virus," the group said in a statement. The Peace Corps currently has 102 volunteers in Guinea, 108 in Liberia and 130 in…
US economy back on track with strong rebound
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:02
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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:42
By Roberta Rampton KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans for confounding his agenda to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to "stop just hatin' all the time." Republicans in the House of Representatives are expected to vote on Wednesday to sue Obama on grounds that he overstepped his authority while implementing the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law commonly called Obamacare.
 

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