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Dueling testimony on TRICARE fees

Members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel are studying the Defense Department's proposal to increase fees for working-age retirees who use the military's TRICARE health insurance benefit. The panel heard, in separate hearings, from DoD officials defending the increase, and retiree groups who fear it is a "camel's nose under the tent."

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Congress , TRICARE , Robert Gates , Stan Strobridge , Rick Jones , Niki Tsongas , Joe Wilson , National Association of Uniformed Services , Military Officers Association of America , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 03:50pm EDT
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Three big budget issues still unsettled in Virginia

Virginia's lawmakers are heading toward the end of their 45-day legislative session with big decisions to make on the three big items that directly affect people's lives: transportation, education and health care

Tags: Virginia Senate , Virginia House of Delegates , Bob McDonnell , budget , education , Transportation , Mark Rozell

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 02:13pm EST

Is Watson ready for the doctor's office?

Dave Ross, commentator

Tags: Dave Ross , Jeopardy , Watson ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:37pm EST
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Virginia AG argues for health care repeal on Hill

Virginia's attorney general took his fight against the federal health care law to Capitol Hill Wednesday, stepping onto a national stage before the House Judiciary Committee.

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli , Virginia , Virginia Attorney General , House of Representatives , Senate , House Judiciary Committee

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 04:40pm EST

Why still no VA-DoD joint health record system?

GAO says neither department has any particular plans, goals, or timeframes for creating a joint system.

Tags: VA , DoD Report , technology , Bob Brewin , Government Executive , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:40pm EST

Va. to seek high court review of health care suit

Virginia's challenge to the federal health care law could soon become a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme court.

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli , Barack Obama , Justice Department , Bob McDonnell , U.S. Supreme Court , Georgetown University Law School , Paul Rothstein , 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:16pm EST

VA using hospital data to improve service

When compared to private sector plans, VA's findings showed higher quality marks for VA health care. We learn about the data used to come to that conclusion from the VA's Dr. Robert Petzel.

Tags: Federal Drive , VA , technology , Robert Petzel , database , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 09:41am EST
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Military retirees react to TRICARE fee proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to impose what he says are "modest" fee increases on some TRICARE beneficiaries. We'll have reaction from the groups who'll be impacted.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , Defense Secretary , TRICARE , military retirees , veterans health , fee hikes , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:13am EST
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Onvia: 2011 strong year for contractors

The market researcher reports that government will have opportunities in health care and green energy.

Tags: Onvia , contracting , green energy , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 09:54am EST

VA launches online hospital comparison

The VA launches online tools to allow vets to compare VA hospitals.

Tags: DoD Report , technology , VA , hospitals , veterans , Dorobek Insider ,

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 03:56pm EST
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