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Former Democratic Tennessee lawmaker Roscoe Dixon dies

Apr. 16, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Roscoe Dixon, a former Democratic state lawmaker in Tennessee who worked for civil rights groups and served in the Legislature for 25 years before becoming embroiled in the “Tennessee Waltz” corruption scandal, has died, a friend said. He was 71. ...

Biden administration rescinds Texas' Medicaid plan extension

Apr. 16, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration Friday rescinded an approved extension of the Medicaid agreement in Texas, which has the nation's most uninsured residents and for years has refused calls to expand the federal health insurance program. Texas is one of only...

Missouri House redirects money meant for Medicaid expansion

Apr. 15, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The GOP-led Missouri House on Thursday passed an alternative plan for spending funding initially meant for Medicaid expansion. House lawmakers voted 143-1 to send the proposal to the Senate, where Republican leaders have also voiced support for...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 15, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: And the 2021 hypocrisy award goes to ... April 15 The Lewiston Tribune The Idaho Legislature may not go home for weeks, but already, the session’s prize for blatant...

Immigrant health care is on California Senate's wish list

Apr. 14, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state's projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such as making college debt-free for students, paying for the health care of some older, low-income adults living in the country...

Colorado bill aims to improve maternal health care

Apr. 14, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to improve maternal health aimed at bettering pregnancy outcomes for minority women, as the U.S. recognizes Black Maternal Health Week. About 700 women across the country die annually from complications during...

Virginia expands Medicaid access for legal immigrants

Apr. 14, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems. Kin required more medical attention related to her condition as she aged, but was unable to see a...

Nursing home industry fears impact of 52 possible strikes

Apr. 14, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

The looming possibility of strikes at 52 or more nursing homes, roughly a third of the facilities in Connecticut, could exacerbate the financial instability of a sector still struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a top representative of the state's nursing home industry warned...

Harris highlights pregnancy difficulties facing Black women

Apr. 13, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Black mother said she nearly died after her son was born following an earlier miscarriage and a stillbirth. Another Black mother said that she wasn't told about the dangers of her particular pregnancy complication in women like herself and that it led to the loss of...

Effort to keep Arkansas Medicaid plan falls short in House

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The effort to keep Arkansas' Medicaid expansion another year faced uncertainty on Tuesday, with the program falling short of the votes needed for its reauthorization in the state Legislature. The House voted 53-31 for the budget bill for...