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California governor backs plan to pay for some abortions

May. 11, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California taxpayers would help pay for abortions for women who can't afford them under a new spending proposal Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday to prepare for a potential surge of people from other states seeking reproductive care if the U.S. Supreme Court...

NC governor reveals what he wants to do with $6.2B surplus

May. 11, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed Wednesday that North Carolina government spend or earmark much of a projected $6.2 billion surplus to address further a host of needs like building construction, education inequities, affordable housing and worker retention. The...

Inspectors: State hospital campus failed to protect patients

May. 09, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State inspectors have found a series of lapses at the Oregon State Hospital’s campus in Junction City, including failures to take steps to protect patients from physical harm. The inquiry began last year when a Junction City patient walked away from an...

Abortion adds to Biden's all-but-impossible to-do list

May. 07, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s list of impossible tasks keeps getting longer. Despite lofty promises he's made, from the campaign trail through his first year in office, he has limited power to safeguard voting rights or expand the fight against climate change on his...

Missouri lawmakers pass $48 billion state budget

May. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature on Friday passed a roughly $48 billion state budget packed with extra funding for teacher pay, school busing, Medicaid and public colleges and universities. The budget package earned largely bipartisan support,...

Abortion adds to Biden's all-but-impossible to-do list

May. 06, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s list of impossible tasks keeps getting longer. Despite lofty promises he's made, from the campaign trail through his first year in office, he has limited power to safeguard voting rights or expand the fight against climate change on his...

New Arizona law: insurance must cover cancer biomarker tests

May. 06, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state's Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments. The legislation's signing was hailed by the American...

Tennessee, South Carolina extend health care for new moms

May. 06, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and South Carolina are joining five other states in extending health care coverage to women with low-to-modest incomes for a full year after childbirth, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced on Friday. The expansion of...

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

May. 06, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. came close to providing health care for all during the coronavirus pandemic — but for just one condition, COVID-19. Now, things are reverting to the way they were as federal money for COVID care of the uninsured dries up, creating a...

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

May. 05, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. came close to providing health care for all during the coronavirus pandemic — but for just one condition, COVID-19. Now, things are reverting to the way they were as federal money for COVID care of the uninsured dries up, creating a...