| Oct. 25, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
About 60 chimpanzees housed at research facilities in Louisiana for the National Institutes of Health are due to move to a special sanctuary, a kind of retirement they’ve been granted after a grim lifetime as laboratory test subjects.
| Oct. 25, 2013, 11:22 a.m.
Health care in America is undergoing significant transformations. Changes in the delivery of health care and how Americans access care are front and center in today’s policy discussion.
| Oct. 23, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
The deeply troubled Obamacare rollout has renewed the debate over just how responsive — or unresponsive — the administration has been to congressional oversight, with Republicans complaining of a litany of stonewalling prior to the Oct. 1 opening of the health care exchanges.
| Oct. 9, 2013, 4:21 p.m.
For opponents of the 2010 health care law, this has become one of the most popular talking points: The mandates on business will force Americans out of full-time jobs and into part-time work.
| Oct. 9, 2013, 4:20 p.m.
The government shutdown may have prevented the Bureau of Labor Statistics from releasing its regular monthly trove of employment data last week, but that doesn’t mean all windows on the labor market are closed.
| Oct. 8, 2013, 6 a.m.
Cranberry farmers turned part of Union Station into a bog Tuesday in a bid by a growers’ cooperative to draw congressional attention to the tart fruit.
| Oct. 7, 2013, 4:23 p.m.
First open enrollment period: Oct. 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014
| Oct. 7, 2013, 4:23 p.m.
The health care law has been a national flashpoint for the past four years, especially in recent days when the government shut down in part because of opposition to the law. But even with all that attention, polls show that most Americans don’t understand what’s in it.
| Oct. 2, 2013, 4:39 p.m.
Without changes, the Affordable Care Act will hurt economic growth and make flexible work schedules for employees more limiting to offer.
| Oct. 1, 2013, 7:12 p.m.
Is Harry Reid done with John A. Boehner?
| Oct. 1, 2013, 1:57 p.m.
President Barack Obama blasted the GOP for a “Republican shutdown” and said it should “move on” from its insistence on dismantling Obamacare.
| Sept. 30, 2013, 7:04 p.m.
The Obama White House and congressional Democrats headed into the shutdown smackdown Monday night united around Harry Reid’s hardball strategy: no more concessions on the continuing resolution. And no caving on the debt ceiling, either.
| Sept. 30, 2013, 6:12 p.m.
President Barack Obama vowed his health care law would take effect no matter what Congress does Monday — even if they shut down much of the rest of the government.
| Sept. 30, 2013, 6:05 p.m.
House Republicans have voted more than 40 times in the past two and a half years to derail the Obamacare “trainwreck” ahead of the Oct. 1 date when health care exchanges go live.
| Sept. 23, 2013, 3:04 p.m.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is adding urgency to an issue lawmakers from both parties say they want to address: the rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
| Sept. 23, 2013, 2:51 p.m.
Of the 18 bacteria described in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on antibiotic resistance, three are classified at the highest threat level: urgent. The report defines those antibiotic threats as “immediate public health threats that require urgent and aggressive action.” Here’s the rundown:
| Sept. 18, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
The Medicare program, and the 49 million elderly and disabled Americans who rely on it, are facing an uphill battle when it comes to quality and cost.
| Sept. 16, 2013, 3:15 p.m.
When crafting the health care reforms that made up the Affordable Care Act, we focused on several important goals. We needed to slow the staggering growth of health care spending to make preventive and wellness care more central to our health system and to give Americans more control and better information as they make their own health decisions. The menu-labeling provisions we included in the ACA help to accomplish all of these goals. It is time to see these important reforms implemented in a meaningful way on behalf of American families.
| Sept. 16, 2013, 1:54 p.m.
An angry President Barack Obama ripped into Republicans for failing to end the sequester and for even considering holding the government hostage over Obamacare.
| Sept. 16, 2013, 7 a.m.
Lawmakers can be expected to engage in a battle of images over deserving and undeserving food aid recipients when the revised nutrition title of the House farm bill comes to the floor, perhaps as soon as this week.