For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.
In a rush to assist poorly served veterans, many in Congress are supporting legislation to quickly fire the "bad apples" at the Department of Veterans Affairs. These lawmakers have the right intention -- improved care for veterans -- but their remedy will do far more harm than good.
One number: 22. That's all it took to transform Ellen Goosenberg Kent from a filmmaker to a woman on a mission. "When I heard that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day, I thought: This is outrageous. That's almost one every hour. I had to do something," she said.
Many people with Medicare find that they are paying a hefty amount for their drugs, even with prescription drug coverage. Drug companies have considerable power to set high prices for many drugs. Here are tips for keeping your costs down.
King is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, now before the US Supreme Court, designed to kill Obamacare. If the Supreme Court rules against it, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance. But not Mr. King.
Our national values demand that we assist the families of our men and women in uniform, especially at the time of their greatest need. That's why I'm proud to support the Fisher House Foundation, which has helped service members and veterans receiving hospital care be with their families for over two decades.
New York is home of 9/11, but it's also home to both a mayor and governor who seem more disconnected and insulated from the veteran community that have served it before and after that tragic day.
After Rep. Mike Coffman suggested that if leaders of the VA were put in charge of ISIS, they would be too incompetent to keep track of beheadings, neither of the radio hosts who conducted the interview questioned Coffman about whether the Congressman's comments were appropriate.
It was 1978, in Talien, Cambodia, when the Khmer Rouge soldier came for my mother. An acquaintance had betrayed her, informing the Khmer Rouge leadership about her past as a teacher.
Government, community-based organizations and non-profits all existing in the same place look like they're part of a cohesive thing. In reality, they tend to be isolated because all are competing for the same limited resources.
A single day's work can be transformative for any Veteran, especially one fighting his way back from homelessness and addiction. I know this because I am a Veteran and was once in need of not only a well-paying job but a safe place to live.
We have seen our share of both visionary success, as well as obstructive and grossly ineffective policies. We want to make simple suggestions that we believe would help government avoid the pitfalls of inadvertent bureaucratic congestion and more rapidly improve safety, increase access and regulate more transparently.
Former CTO of the US, Todd Park, is now chief advisor of the US Digital Services and has been given the formidable task of "Crossing the Chasm" between the US government and the people. But unlike most government programs that utilize internal resources, the USDS will leverage private tech sector talents to provide solutions.
VA mismanagement is not the problem but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. We really do need to find a way to instill accountability in the federal bureaucracy.
The natural ability of a horse to accept, without judgment, anyone, including a soldier who had seen or done horrific things and, by so doing, express compassion and benevolent acknowledgement was another extraordinary gift that horses were capable of giving to humans.
Nearly everyone honors our war dead. More ignored are the military dead who died following the wars. Far too often, family and loved ones were abandoned to cope with wounded who would never really recover. Perhaps it is time to discuss when politicians ignore veterans when no one is watching.