health care

  • Health premiums going up, again …

    Does the ACA, aka Obamacare make you sick or are you afraid it’ll be replaced by President Trumps proposal? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says get a fed job.

  • ‘Listen to your gut, be kind, and try really hard’

    “The Children’s Inn is a place like home,” said Jennie Lucca, CEO of the Children’s Inn at NIH. She sat down with Women of Washington to share her story.

  • Anthony James: How secure are federal health care websites?

    According to cybersecurity firm TrapX, cyber attacks on health care organizations rose 39 percent last year with 93 major incidents. And a big way in is through unprotected medical device. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asks Anthony James, vice president of marketing at TRAPX Security, how vulnerable is the Veterans Affairs Department or TRICARE?

  • Randy Williamson: Can VHA handle growing influx of female veterans?

    The nation’s veteran population is gradually becoming more female. But it’s unclear whether the Veterans Health Administration is equipped to deal with the particular medical needs of female vets. It’s got the policies all right, but not always the facilities. Or the providers. That’s according to a new assessment by the Government Accountability Office. Randy Williamson, director of health care issues at GAO, has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Tammy Flanagan: Last minute open season advice

    Federal employees still have to pay attention to their own health care coverage. Open season for 2017 closes midnight tonight. Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some last minute advice.

  • Debra Draper: VA headquarters getting in the way?

    The Veterans Health Administration has an elaborate planning process to come up with its strategic goals. Great, but headquarters might be getting in the way of the medical centers and other providers actually carrying them out. Debra Draper, director of health care issues at the Government Accountability Office, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Navy pilot program tries to bring care to patients at home

    The Navy is trying to personalize health care for its patients by integrating it in their daily lives.

  • Making your health plan pay you

    Is your federal health plan a sleeping giant? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says failure to shop during the current open season could cost you a ton of money.

  • The pros and cons of health savings accounts

    Federal benefits expert Walt Francis joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to answer your questions about government health savings accounts, and how they can save you money. November 30, 2016

  • Federal employee groups encourage elimination of Postal Service pre-funding requirement

    The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.