Calif.’s Waxman Retiring After 40 Years in Congress
On Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) -- a champion of the Affordable Care Act -- announced he will retire at the end of 2014 after 40 years on Capitol Hill. During his time in office, Waxman worked to expand Medi-Cal, helped to create the Children's Health Insurance Program and supported the Ryan White Care Act, which provides health care to individuals with HIV and AIDS. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Rep. Waxman, Passionate Advocate for Medicaid and Public Health Issues, Announces His Retirement" (Carey, Kaiser Health News, 1/31).
- "40 Years Making Health Law, Marathon Man Waxman Walks Away" (Frieden, MedPage Today, 1/30).
- "Obamacare Champion Rep. Henry Waxman Will Retire" (Fox, "The Ballot 2014," U.S. News & World Report, 1/30).
- "Rep. Waxman Leaves Behind a Legacy of Health Laws" (Rovner, "Shots," NPR, 1/31).