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Missouri special session on Medicaid funding begins

Jun. 23, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Wednesday returned to the Capitol to work out a deal on a critical piece of Medicaid funding that's entangled in a fight over family planning services. Republican Gov. Mike Parson called the last-minute special session...

South Dakota health groups push Medicaid expansion as 'deal'

Jun. 23, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A campaign group backed by South Dakota's major health care systems announced Wednesday that it will begin gathering petition signatures for a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to provide health coverage for low-income people. Medicaid expansion...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 23, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. June 16, 2021. Editorial: Whatever you call it, Mississippi needs health care remedy Among his priorities for the next legislative session, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann wants lawmakers to tackle improving the delivery of health...

Judge weighs blocking Indiana ‘abortion reversal’ law

Jun. 22, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge said he'll soon decide whether to block a new Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed treatment for potentially stopping the abortion process. U.S. District Judge James...

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

Jun. 21, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans unveiled a two-year state budget proposal Monday that sticks to earlier spending limits even with recent news of a massive revenue windfall. They instead earmark billions more now for savings, with plans for deeper tax cuts and more...

Health care groups propose easing medical pot certifications

Jun. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's largest health care providers proposed Monday that lawmakers drop part of the requirement for people seeking medical marijuana identification cards to obtain a physician's recommendation to use the drug. Under the proposal,...

State to decide on spending to improve mental health care

Jun. 21, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s “dangerously” full mental hospitals are overwhelmed amid staffing shortages, a situation that has long plagued the hospitals and only worsened during the pandemic, according to state officials. But The Washington Post reports...

New York law gives nurses a voice in hospital staffing plans

Jun. 19, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation requiring general hospitals in the state to seek input from nurses and other staff in creating staffing plans that are to include specific guidelines on how many patients each nurse is assigned. The...

Republicans juggle deficit, pandemic and schools in budget

Jun. 17, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to assemble a budget plan that would use billions in federal pandemic relief and surplus state tax dollars to help prop up existing programs, boost aid to public schools and inject cash into sectors hard-hit by the...

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions

Jun. 17, 2021 10:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions.