How do we make sure members of our board of directors all are pulling their weight (and also acting legally)? It seems like a lot of cronyism can be allowed and some boards get away with virtually no input.
Chairmen of three House committees Friday released a draft outline of healthcare reform legislation as Democrats push to pass a bill by August.
Obama Administration officials Tuesday denied a request from California lawmakers for federal financial bailout assistance, according to recent reports. The Golden State faces a $24 billion budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1.
While Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) is considered the architect of the Affordable Health Choices Act bill, he was not on Capitol Hill when the pivotal bill was introduced Tuesday. Some wonder if his notable absence--due to cancer--will slow down the healthcare reform process or change its final result.
President Barack Obama told thousands of supporters last week that healthcare reform has to take place this year.
Although he failed in his bid to become secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle is by no measure out of the game. The former Senate Majority Leader is still taking an active and important role in the healthcare reform debate.
Despite indications that the national economy is starting to rebound, the National Governors Association is warning that states' economies are still suffering, and that another bout of budget cuts could be on the horizon.
The House of Representatives will have a healthcare reform bill to vote on by the end of July, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday. She made the announcement alongside President Barack Obama and other leading Democratic representatives at the White House.
Details of President Obama's budget proposal for FY 2010 will be unveiled this Thursday, and early reports indicate there will be some new proposals for Medicare & Medicaid.
The House and Senate are preparing to vote on a budget resolution agreement that includes instructions to fast-track healthcare reform legislation through the Senate.
Republican senators Thursday blocked a vote on the confirmation of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. That likely will hold up a Senate vote on the nomination for a week.
President Obama Wednesday officially created the White House Office of Health Reform, establishing healthcare reform as a top priority for his administration.
There's healthcare reform, labor reform, energy reform and banking reform. Now the Obama administration has announced that it will be working on another project: immigration reform.
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) told lawmakers Tuesday that she would not rule out using the budget reconciliation process as a way to pass healthcare reform legislation. She answered questions during the Senate confirmation hearing for the position of secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Department of Health and Human Services has created an agency to oversee the distribution of the roughly $137 billion it received as a result of the economic stimulus package.
President Obama on Wednesday signed a $410 billion spending bill that he called "imperfect" but necessary to keep the federal government running.
The House this week approved a 2009 omnibus spending package that includes $66.3 billion in discretionary funding for programs at the Department of Health and Human Services.
President Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2010, which he plans to release today, would trim $316 billion over 10 years from Medicare.
A group of 500 Massachusetts physicians have sent a letter to Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) asking him to resist modeling a national healthcare system on the recently revamped Massachusetts system.
Just a day after the Senate passed its stimulus bill, House and Senate leaders have reached a tentative compromise on an economic stimulus package. They believe it will create jobs, provide tax breaks and allocate billions of dollars in additional funding for state Medicaid programs.
The Senate Tuesday passed an $838 billion economic stimulus package by a vote of 61-37. The bill now moves to a dual-chamber committee to resolve differences between the legislation and a recently passed House stimulus package.
In his first official national press conference, President Barack Obama touched on the importance of an electronic medical health record infrastructure as a way to both help patients and get the economy back on track.
Senate leaders have scheduled a vote on the economic stimulus package today. It follows weeks of hard-fought negotiations and compromises between the parties.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) of Kansas has emerged as the front-runner in the race to replace former Senator Tom Daschle as President Obama's nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, recent news reports suggest.
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) is drawing praise from nursing homes for introducing an amendment to the economic stimulus package. The amendment would preserve provider payments under the proposed $87 billion federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) increase.
The economic stimulus package under debate in Congress would boost each state's federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) by 7.6% from the first quarter of fiscal year 2009 through the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. That is according to a new Government Accountability Office report analyzing Medicaid funding in the legislation.
After the unexpected withdrawal of former senator Tom Daschle as nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, beltway insiders are speculating about a possible replacement.
As the Senate works to amend the economic stimulus bill, President Obama has indicated that he will go only so far in compromising with Republican critics of the legislation.
Tom Daschle, former senate majority leader, withdrew his nomination for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday amid questions about his failure to pay back taxes and potential conflicts of interest.
Even as Congress considers a stimulus package that would increase the federal medical assistance percentage by $87 billion, half of all states have either enacted or proposed significant reductions to Medicaid services, according to recent reports.