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AP-NORC poll: Democrats optimistic but divided on compromise

Jul. 30, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months into Democrats’ unified control of Washington, most Democrats are on board with President Joe Biden and where he's trying to take the country — even if they're divided on how to get there. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC...

Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Jul. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. “The time for simply saying...

California expands health care to more low-income immigrants

Jul. 27, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who are at least 50 and living in the country without permission are newly eligible for state health care coverage under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday, part of a record state budget that includes major investments in mental health,...

Connecticut looks to use Medicaid funds to address gun crime

Jul. 27, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The state of Connecticut is embarking on a plan to dedicate Medicaid funds to help address the problem of gun violence and other violent crimes. Under new legislation, financially challenged community-based violence prevention services will eventually be able to receive...

Deadline coming on WA long-term care: private or state plan?

Jul. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, workers have just a few months to decide whether they want to buy a private plan and opt out of the state-managed program...

Whitmer OKs $385M bill with aid for hospitals, nursing homes

Jul. 26, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a $385 million supplemental budget bill, two-thirds of which will go to Michigan hospitals and nursing homes confronting financial pressures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new law allocates $10 million...

Health care for older immigrants sees momentum among states

Jul. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer. The Chicago woman's last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care...

Missouri Supreme Court reverses Medicaid expansion decision

Jul. 22, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan, overturning a lower court's ruling that the constitutional amendment would wrongfully force lawmakers to set aside additional money. The...

Santa Fe hospital reaches settlement over fraudulent billing

Jul. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have reached a settlement with a Santa Fe hospital over claims of fraudulent billing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico announced Wednesday that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center will pay nearly $564,000 as...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. July 15, 2021. Editorial: NC Senate leader says he wants Critical Race Theory debate. What does his bill say? The North Carolina Senate’s new bill on Critical Race Theory in schools makes an important and welcome distinction that...