Presidents Day kicked off a week-long recess for Congress. Not that they don't have much to do. There's the possible repeal-and-replace of the Affordable Care Act and related issues affecting Health and Human Services and particularly its massive Medicaid program. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, offers a look ahead on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
President Donald Trump got to work quickly after his inauguration a week ago. Of greatest immediate impact on federal employees, by Monday the administration had imposed a hiring freeze.
The first order of business for the 115th Congress will be conducting confirmation hearings for some of Trump’s nominees and addressing the repeal of Obamacare.
Years after passage and enactment, the ACA is still a prism refracting people's fundamental view of what government should or should not do.
An early draft of a fiscal 2017 spending bill aims to deliver more severe cuts to the Internal Revenue Service, and would prevent the agency from enforcing provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Blue Cross Blue Shield has joined the growing number of health insurers who have sued the federal government over a shortfall in pay-outs under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Federal employees are one-step closer to a 1.6 percent pay raise in 2017 as the $21.7 billion Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill passed out of subcommittee.
Twila Brase, president of the Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, talks about phase two of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the delivery of medical services.
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is acting on his threat to block the nomination of Beth Cobert to lead the Office of Personnel Management, as he seeks answers in his investigation of Congress’ health plan.
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is threatening to hold up Beth Cobert's nomination to be the permanent director of the Office of Personnel Management. He wants more answers from OPM about a final rule the agency issued two years ago that grants members of Congress a special exemption in the Affordable Care Act.
Walton Francis, expert and adviser on federal health insurance joined Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat about navigating FEHBP’s increases and plan eliminations for 2016.
Despite a smaller budget and more laws to follow, the IRS survived the 2015 tax season relatively unscathed.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will be leaving the agency at the end of February. During her tenure, Tavenner has overseen the roll out of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members on Nov. 14 that CMS fixed 22 technical recommendations before open enrollment began. The letter came on the cusp of yet another contentious hearing on the role of former White House CTO Todd Park in overseeing and developing the initially troubled portal.