Some 70 percent of people — nearly 840,000 — believed to be living with HIV in 2011 have not successfully treated their dangerous infections, the federal government said Tuesday.
Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economics professor and key Obamacare adviser, has agreed to testify before the House oversight committee next month after critics unearthed a string of YouTube videos that depict him saying the “stupidity” of the American voter and legislative sleight of hand helped the contentious law make it through Congress.
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius dismissed recently-unearthed comments from an adviser on President Obama’s health care overhaul as “offensive” and “flat-out wrong,” saying Monday there was an open process surrounding the law’s passage.
While President Obama campaigned on a promise that his universal health care plan would lower premiums, his controversial adviser and plan architect was privately warning the state of Wisconsin that Obamacare was poised to massively increase insurance costs for average residents, internal documents show.
The Veterans Affairs Department removed the head of its Phoenix hospital facility Monday, more than six months after whistleblowers said veterans were dying while on secret lists waiting for care at the center.