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Missouri lawmakers pass high-profile gun bill on last day

May. 14, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature passed a high-profile measure to ban local enforcement of federal gun laws with just an hour to spare before lawmakers' 6 p.m. Friday deadline. The GOP-led House voted 111-42 along party lines to send the...

Nebraska AG reaches $200,000 settlement with Omaha provider

May. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities have reached an out-of-court settlement with an Omaha mental health provider accused of submitting false Medicaid reimbursement claims. Kathleen Wiley agreed to pay $200,000 under the agreement in exchange for the state dropping...

Enrollment for North Carolina Medicaid managed care ending

May. 14, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Medicaid recipients are running out of time to ensure they'll have no trouble getting the doctor they want when the program makes a significant shift soon. Friday is the end of open enrollment for North Carolina Medicaid Managed...

Connecticut nursing home workers postpone planned strikes

May. 13, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

Unionized nursing home workers agreed to postpone strikes planned for Friday at 26 facilities across Connecticut after Gov. Ned Lamont's administration reached an agreement with union leaders and nursing homes operators that includes $267 million in state funds to help pay for historic wage...

Nevada to restore $301M in planned budget cuts to Medicaid

May. 13, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers in Nevada have restored more than $301 million in planned cuts to Medicaid originally enacted last summer as the economy made a downward turn during the coronavirus pandemic. State lawmakers, who were facing a $1.2 billion state budget...

Missouri governor drops voter-approved Medicaid expansion

May. 13, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson dropped plans Thursday to expand the state's Medicaid health care program to thousands of low-income adults after the Republican-led Legislature refused to provide funding for the voter-approved measure. The...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. May 10, 2021. Editorial: Solving a troubling mental health situation A bevy of bills before the state legislature seeks to improve how state and local agencies assist people struggling with mental health crises and related...

8 years for dad of Saints 'super fan' in charity, drug case

May. 11, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man whose seriously ill son gained fame in New Orleans for his devotion to the Saints football team was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for drug trafficking and for fraudulently capitalizing on his son's illness with a phony charity. ...

Petitioning starts for plan to expand Mississippi Medicaid

May. 11, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Health care professionals on Tuesday became the first people to sign petitions to put Medicaid expansion on the November 2022 ballot in Mississippi. Organizers of Initiative 76 have a year to gather more than 106,000 signatures. But to reach the...

Connecticut offering $280M to nursing homes to avoid strikes

May. 10, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Monday proposed an additional $280 million in funding for nursing homes in an effort to avoid strikes by nearly 4,000 health workers that are set to begin Friday if negotiations fail. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's budget...