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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...

In times of crises, Lebanon's old must fend for themselves

Jun. 22, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Tiny and bowed by age, Marie Orfali makes the trip five times a week from her Beirut apartment to the local church, a charity and a nearby soup kitchen to fetch a cooked meal for her and her 84-year-old husband, Raymond. Their only support — Raymond’s...

Lawyers make cases in suit over Missouri Medicaid expansion

Jun. 21, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — If Missouri conservatives don't want to fund a voter-approved expansion of the state's Medicaid program, they can either propose another constitutional amendment that would gut it or cut funding to the existing program completely, a lawyer for three would-be new...

SC considers extending religious objections to therapists

Jun. 21, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill to let mental health professionals refuse to provide care that violates their religious beliefs in response to an ordinance banning conversion therapy for minors in the state's capital city. The...

GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue. Thursday's 7-2...

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. 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.

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis errs in restricting race studies in schools At a time when Americans are crying out for an honest appraisal and greater understanding of the role race plays in our nation’s...

Maine to increase access to HIV prevention medication

Jun. 15, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has approved a proposal designed to improve access to HIV prevention medications. The proposal requires state-regulated health insurance providers to cover certain HIV prevention drugs with no out-of-pocket cost. The measure,...