A former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator told the Senate Finance Committee that Medicare should focus on fewer quality measures in their assessments, letting patient outcomes dictate what constitutes quality care instead.
The victory of Texas abortion-rights activists may be shortlived -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would reconvene lawmakers to vote again on the measure -- but it is rallying people across the country on both sides of the issue.
Backed by rainbow flags and confetti, thousands celebrated in California's streets after U.S. Supreme Court rulings brought major advances for gay marriage proponents in the state and across the country.
Though wedding bells may be weeks away, same-sex couples and their supporters filled city blocks of San Francisco and West Hollywood to savor the long-awaited decisions as thumping music resounded.