| May 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
If it sounded familiar when President Obama vowed to fix the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs medical system, that’s because it was.
The drumbeat of his response this week — defending the administration’s record, declaring his...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:03 PM
President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year.
Two hours later, Obama...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Enrollment through insurance exchanges authorized by the Affordable Care Act has exceeded projections, according to a U.S. Health and Human Services announcement Thursday.
One month after the end of the first open enrollment period, HHS Secretary...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In Syfy's reality competition "Opposite Worlds," Twitter put unprecedented power in the hands of viewers, supplying them with the ability to reward popular contestants with a luxurious spa day while punishing others with a less savory task: cleaning human...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.
But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood's role in promoting enrollment in the Affordable Care Act was on display in the final hours before a deadline for coverage this year, as John Legend, Jared Leto and Kerry Washington were among a wave of figures tweeting a link to Healthcare....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years.
In her place, the president plans as...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama teased Ellen DeGeneres about the selfie she took at the Oscars and confessed to leaving his socks and shoes lying around while the first lady is out of town, but before the end of his Thursday appearance on the talk show he...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare has risen to 7.5 million and is expected to continue increasing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate committee Thursday.
| Apr 2, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push for Medicaid expansion as an integral part of Virginia budget negotiations to business and health leaders in Hampton Roads on Tuesday.
At a trio of locations — the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in Norfolk,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Kathleen Sebelius is something of a scapegoat. Yes, as Health and Human Services secretary she took the blame for the bungled startup of the HealthCare.gov website and was roundly criticized and mocked on late night TV for it’s problems. But the...