Biden health secretary calls for increased VA funding, more access to doctors

Vice President Joe Biden has asked Congress to expand federal health care funding by more than $1 billion and provide more medical services to veterans.

The request is a response to the VA’s proposed cuts of more than a half a billion dollars from the 2018 budget, the president announced on Tuesday.

The VA needs more money to hire more doctors and staff, provide better care for veterans and provide better access to health care services, Biden said in a statement.

“I have asked Congress for $1.6 billion in new spending for the VA.”

The VA, which has faced increasing budget pressures from the sequestration, announced in March that it would cut staff and facilities by 2,000.

Biden has been outspoken on healthcare in recent weeks, urging Congress to give veterans access to care and expand Medicaid coverage.

He has also called for a public option for health insurance, something that some experts have suggested could be a way to provide healthcare to all Americans.

Apple, Amazon to offer up to $1,000 worth of free devices for Medicaid recipients

Amazon, Google and Apple are teaming up to offer free devices to Medicaid recipients in the U.S.

A federal health official said Monday that Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple were among companies offering free devices.

The announcement by HHS Secretary Eric Hargan was made in a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Larry Page and Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Satya Nadella.

The companies have all said they are partnering to offer devices to the Medicaid program, which has been struggling to cope with the surge in people seeking medical care from the program.

They will provide a free smartphone to Medicaid beneficiaries for 30 days and a $1.5 million grant to help them purchase devices and other medical supplies.

“We are committed to helping our Medicaid program reach its full potential,” the letter said.

Hargan said he was “thrilled” to announce the partnership and said it would help fill gaps in the program’s delivery of care.

He also said Amazon and Google would make the devices available through the federal health insurance exchange.

Apple has said it will offer free iPhone 7s and iPhones 7 models to Medicaid enrollees, and Google is making an iPhone 7 Plus.

Amazon said it is also offering free Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8 Plus devices.

The new smartphones have a larger screen and are priced higher than the previous models.

Microsoft said it has also begun to offer new iPhones for Medicaid enrollee to help alleviate their financial burden.

It is not clear how many people have already signed up.

Apple CEO Tim Hunt has been vocal in his criticism of the Medicaid expansion.

He has said the expansion is too expensive and is not the right way to address Medicaid needs.

The Obama administration has proposed a plan to help states expand Medicaid, which was endorsed by Republicans but opposed by Democrats.

Republicans have criticized the plan as too expensive, and some have suggested that states could opt out of the program and rely on private insurers for coverage.