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To save rural hospitals, Georgia requires classes for CEOs

Oct. 13, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Like many other rural hospitals across the country, Taylor Regional in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, had gone through years of financial troubles. When it approached retired Dr. Skip McDannald for help in 2015, he said he quickly spotted problems. "They were not judicious in the...

Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent's inability to top 50% of the vote in the...

Judges block green card denials for immigrants on public aid

Oct. 11, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judges in three states on Friday temporarily blocked Donald Trump's policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits, dealing a setback to one of the president's most aggressive moves yet to cut legal immigration and make it...

The Latest: Third judge blocks policy for green card denials

Oct. 11, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on court rulings that temporarily block a Trump administration policy that denies legal residence to many immigrants who receive government benefits (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A third federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's plans to deny green cards to...

US appeals court skeptical of Trump's Medicaid work rules

Oct. 11, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday sharply questioned the Trump administration's work requirements for Medicaid recipients, casting doubt on a key part of a governmentwide effort to place conditions on low-income people seeking taxpayer-financed assistance. All three judges on a panel of...

Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme

Oct. 9, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth, sometimes with little to no prenatal care, prosecutors allege. Paul...

Lawsuits around US seek to block Trump's public charge rule

Oct. 8, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The scene is playing out in courtrooms from coast to coast — federal judges being asked to block a new Trump administration policy scheduled to take effect next week that would deny legal permanent residency to many immigrants over the use of public benefits. Almost a dozen lawsuits...

GOP firepower aims to oust Democratic Louisiana governor

Oct. 8, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is out to prove he's no fluke. The straight-laced West Point graduate, who shocked the ruby red state four years ago with his longshot election win, is battling to hold onto the Democrats' only governorship in the Deep South, with an onslaught of...

6 plead guilty in $48M drug treatment fraud scheme

Oct. 5, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say six people have pleaded guilty to charges involving a $48 million Medicaid fraud scheme involving an Ohio addiction services company. Among those who entered pleas Friday in Youngstown was 39-year-old Ryan Sheridan, of Leetonia, the owner of Braking Point...

Tennessee governor says block grant opponents ‘misinformed’

Oct. 3, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday downplayed recent pushback on his administration’s effort to change Tennessee’s Medicaid program into a block grant system, countering that the opposition is likely due to misinformation. “I do think that a lot of the folks who are...