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Georgia lawmakers aim to tackle spike in suicides, overdoses

Jan. 26, 2022 09:46 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Facing a surge in overdose deaths and rural suicides, Georgia lawmakers want to bolster the state's dismal mental health care system by pressuring private insurers to improve coverage and increasing state funding for treatment and crisis services. Members of the...

Maine lawmakers take aim at prescription drug double billing

Jan. 25, 2022 17:49 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee unanimously endorsed a proposal Tuesday that supporters said would seek to stop insurance companies from double-billing patients for their prescription drugs. The Maine Legislature's Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial...

Russia adds Navalny and his top allies to list of terrorists

Jan. 25, 2022 16:54 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the country's registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multi-pronged crackdown on opposition supporters, independent media and human rights activists. ...

Montana county to pay $66k in damages over transgender care

Jan. 25, 2022 14:43 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former Yellowstone County employee has been awarded $66,500 in damages because the county's health benefits plan denied payment for gender-confirming health care, leading her to leave her job, the ACLU of Montana announced. A Montana Human Rights Bureau...

House OKs plan to put teachers on state health insurance

Jan. 24, 2022 17:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation allowing Idaho K-12 teachers to take home more of their paychecks by giving school districts an opportunity to leave private health care carriers and join the state’s self-funded health insurance plan cleared the House on Monday and headed to the Senate. ...

Ethics panel says it will pursue ex-insurance commissioner

Jan. 24, 2022 17:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia ethics officials say they will pursue allegations of wrongdoing against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, overriding an administrative law judge's ruling that they waited too long. Oxendine is accused of illegally using campaign funds from...

Utah bill to protect pets from domestic abuse moves forward

Jan. 23, 2022 12:00 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One woman said her former partner bought a puppy to distract her from his alcoholism and later began threatening to mistreat the dog when she tried to get away from him. Another told state lawmakers her abusive ex used her daughter’s service dog to control...

Wineries, farms eligible for last-ditch California insurance

Jan. 21, 2022 21:12 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Napa wineries and others hard-hit by massive wildfires in California's wine country and elsewhere will soon be able to tap into the state's insurance plan of last resort, officials said Friday. Hundreds of farmers, ranchers, wine growers and other outdoor...

Assisted suicide bill narrowly clears Delaware House panel

Jan. 19, 2022 19:12 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware cleared a Democrat-led House committee by a single vote Wednesday, paving the way for possible consideration by the full House. Committee members voted 8-7 to release the measure, with Wilmington Democrat Rep....

Biden chooses 3 for Fed board, including first Black woman

Jan. 14, 2022 18:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Fed and Treasury official, for the top regulatory slot and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the Fed's board. ...