Across the Nation: May 6

May 7, 2014 5:36 am Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:15 pm


“It was to warn.”

State Sen. Stacey Campfield, apologizing for comparing “Obamacare” to the Holocaust. He expressed “regret that some people miss the point of my post.”



83.7 Million

The 65-and-older population in 2050, almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according to two reports Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau.



School Nurse Day

This year’s theme is The School Nurse: Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves. Since 1972, National School Nurse Day falls on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week.



No Midterm Raises for Congress

The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting midterm pay raises for Congress, was ratified on May 7, 1992. The 1st Congress sent it to the states on Sept. 25, 1789.



Investigator: VA Employees Told to Falsify Records

Employees at the Fort Collins clinic for veterans in Colorado were instructed to falsify records to make it appear that patients were getting appointments close to the day requested, government investigators said.