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Biden: Nearly 3M get health coverage during COVID-19 sign-up

Sep. 15, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for subsidized health insurance coverage made more affordable by the COVID-19 relief law, President Joe Biden said Wednesday. He called that number encouraging and urged...

Man sentenced for using stolen ID to vote, get benefits

Sep. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 72-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday for using a stolen identity to vote and obtain public services for more than a decade. Eric Nyembe Casey, who is originally from South Africa, was sentenced to six months in prison and six months of house arrest...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 13, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: Ohio panel must do its job, create fair maps for public tired of one-sided politics Attacks on voting rights. Curbing the governor’s public health powers. Irresponsibly presenting a fanatical witness...

The Latest: West Virginia hits daily record in new cases

Sep. 12, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia set two daily records in the past week for positive coronavirus cases as the pandemic continues to ravage the state. Thursday’s total of confirmed cases was a record 1,738, only to be broken by Saturday’s total of 1,821, according...

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

Sep. 09, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out...

The Latest: Arizona gov: Biden 'overreaching' with new rule

Sep. 09, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says President Joe Biden is overreaching with his new requirement for employees of large businesses to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19. The Republican governor said the Biden rule “requires pushback and response” but...

House Dems begin moving parts of Biden $3.5T domestic plans

Sep. 09, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began pushing plans for providing paid family and medical leave, easing climate change and bolstering education through House committees Thursday as they battled Republicans and among themselves over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion vision for reshaping...

New Mexico plots greater spending, from tuition to Medicaid

Sep. 08, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An expansion of nonmerit scholarships to college and greater spending to safeguard abandoned oil wells in New Mexico are among the governor's new spending priorities, amid a windfall in state income linked to federal pandemic relief and petroleum production. ...

Oklahoma governor removes only physicians from medical board

Sep. 07, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt removed the only two physicians from the board that oversees the state’s Medicaid agency, just a week after the board voted 7-1 to delay implementing rules on Stitt's plan to privatize some Medicaid services. Dr. Jean...

Vermont health program reduced hospital stays, saved money

Sep. 03, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

The first two years of a Vermont program set up to keep patients healthier while reducing costs saved money on Medicare patients and kept more people out of the hospital, an evaluation of the program has found. The report commissioned by the Centers for Medicaid and...