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Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

Nov. 29, 2021 17:24 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. ...

Rhode Island seeks to relicense part of psychiatric hospital

Nov. 24, 2021 16:28 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will apply to relicense a portion of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital in part to make it easier to comply with Medicaid billing rules that apply to facilities that treat psychiatric patients. Gov. Dan McKee said Tuesday that...

Judge: Iowa Medicaid denial of sex change surgery unlawful

Nov. 22, 2021 18:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday. Judge William Kelly ordered the Iowa Department...

A Virginia Beach health clinic closes after 35 years

Nov. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Wendy Knight was newly divorced and didn’t have health insurance when she went to Beach Health Clinic for the first time 12 years ago. “I was welcomed with open arms,” Knight, 60, said. “The best service I ever received.” ...

Ex-Arizona CEO of care facilities gets 3 years probation

Nov. 19, 2021 19:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the former head of a company that operates residential health and care facilities for vulnerable children and adults around Arizona has been sentenced to three years of supervised probation. The Friday...

Attorney general: Home health agency fined for false billing

Nov. 19, 2021 12:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A home health agency and its owners will pay $1.2 million and enter into a compliance program to resolve allegations that they falsely billed the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday. Healey said the settlement with...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 16, 2021. Editorial: North Carolina will finally get a budget — but it’s not a good one More than two years after a standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers left North Carolina without a...

NC Gov. Cooper says he'll sign 2-year budget bill into law

Nov. 17, 2021 00:31 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he would sign the legislature’s final two-year budget bill into law once it reaches his desk, saying the good contained inside the Republican-penned bill “outweighs the bad.” ...

Indiana governor, GOP lawmakers look to end COVID-19 orders

Nov. 16, 2021 17:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is facing pressure from fellow Republicans to end the statewide COVID-19 public health emergency order that’s been in place since March 2020 even as the state has seen a recent jump of infections and hospitalizations. Many...

2nd group of states challenges health worker vaccine mandate

Nov. 16, 2021 15:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers. The latest suit, dated Monday, was filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states and comes less than a week after...