| June 16, 2014, 5:56 p.m.
The crisis over wait times and access to care within the Department of Veterans Affairs health system has raised questions about whether similar problems could occur in the broader health care system as government-subsidized coverage spreads throughout the country.
| June 12, 2014, 5 a.m.
School cafeteria professionals have been leading the charge to help students adopt healthier lifestyles. They have been improving school menus, offering a wider variety of produce and whole grains, and reducing the sodium and calories in school meals.
| June 11, 2014, 2:25 p.m.
A pediatric research bill that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor helped shepherd through the House became law on April 3 after President Barack Obama signed the measure at a ceremony attended by Cantor, other lawmakers and the family of the young girl for which it was named.
| June 11, 2014, 2:25 p.m.
A pediatric research bill Congress cleared this week is winning praise for boosting efforts to combat childhood diseases, but the measure will not change any spending levels unless appropriators allocate money for the work to the National Institutes of Health.
| June 9, 2014, 5:14 p.m.
The Obama administration stressed Monday that child migrants entering the country illegally must go through deportation proceedings, but continued to avoid answering questions about how many of them actually show up and end up getting deported.
| June 6, 2014, 3:34 p.m.
The crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs represents more than just an everyday political scandal.
| June 4, 2014, 12:01 p.m.
For Democratic lawmakers who were hesitant to sign onto the sweeping 2010 health care law, one of the most powerful selling points was that the Affordable Care Act would actually reduce the federal budget deficit, despite the additional costs of extending health insurance coverage to the uninsured.
| June 3, 2014, 6 a.m.
To estimate how many Medicaid applicants are sitting on waiting lists, CQ Roll Call called and emailed officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and combined estimates from the 41 that responded as of May 29.
| June 3, 2014, 6 a.m.
At least 2.9 million Americans who signed up for Medicaid coverage as part of the health care overhaul have not had their applications processed, with some paperwork sitting in queues since last fall, according to a 50-state survey by CQ Roll Call.
| June 2, 2014, 5:47 p.m.
For us, as the commanders of our nation’s three largest veterans’ organizations, Memorial Day is a time of solemnity more than celebration, of remembrance more than recreation. Of course, we don’t begrudge anyone who observes the traditional start of summer with a barbecue, picnic or other festivities. But we do hope that our fellow Americans will take at least a few minutes to recognize the reason why May 26 was a national holiday: To honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation and preserve our freedom.
| June 2, 2014, 3:58 p.m.
President Barack Obama ordered the creation of a high-level working group to respond to the recent surge in unaccompanied immigrant children, following congressional criticism that he has neglected to acknowledge the extra money and effort needed to handle the crisis.
| May 27, 2014, 5 a.m.
When business and health care intersect, doctors are faced with troubling and seemingly impossible situations. While our primary focus is always the patient, and delivering the best available care for that patient, flawed health care policies that go against what we want for our patients — and for our health care system — are making our job increasingly difficult.
| May 23, 2014, 10:29 a.m.
Four years ago, hundreds of retired admirals and generals formed a united front on the war against childhood obesity in support of the bipartisan Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. As a result of that legislation, more than 90 percent of the nation’s school districts are successfully implementing nutrition standards that ensure students are offered appealing, nourishing school lunches.
| May 21, 2014, 2:14 p.m.
Many of the hospitals that serve our nation’s most vulnerable populations often face a steep penalty, costing them valuable resources and ultimately hurting the very people that the penalty aims to protect: the patient.
| May 21, 2014, 2:07 p.m.
I get it. My legislation to end Washington’s Obamacare exemption or subsidy doesn’t make me popular in Washington. But if you think it’s going away, I have news for you: There’s only one way to make that happen, and that’s to pass it.
| May 21, 2014, 2:05 p.m.
If a friend or a co-worker takes us aside and confides that he has been diagnosed with cancer, we give him a shoulder to lean on. We ask what we can do. But most of all, we care. We understand.
| May 21, 2014, 10 a.m.
A sweeping new administration rule outlining how the health law’s insurance marketplaces will operate next year sweetens financial protections for insurers and clarifies the role of counselors known as “navigators” who help people enroll in medical plans.
| May 19, 2014, 5:02 p.m.
In theory, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has great clout in deciding which treatments and services private health plans must provide to their customers without imposing copayments.
| May 19, 2014, 4:46 p.m.
Once fairly obscure, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has gotten headlines in recent years by questioning the value of mammograms for women in their 40s and recommending that men not have the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test unless they have already been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
| May 15, 2014, 5 a.m.
As Congress and the Obama administration look for ways to address our broken immigration system, one step is clear. They have the authority to, and must, end the deportation of our veterans.