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White House denies report that national coronavirus testing plan was scrapped to hurt blue states

Admiral Brett Giroir, U.S. Assistant Secretary For Health, speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | Pool | Reuters The White House on Friday denied a report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

Congress poised to raise minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 as spending bill passes House

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CAlif) holds her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. September 12, 2019. Aurora Samperio | NurPhoto | Getty Images The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a $ 1.4 trillion spending package that includes a provision prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco… Read More »