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Nursing home overhaul bill would boost staffing, oversight

Aug. 10, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to the ravages of COVID-19 in nursing homes, senior Democratic senators Tuesday introduced legislation to increase nurse staffing, improve infection control and bolster inspections. The bill, from a group led by Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and...

Medicare evaluating coverage for $56,000 Alzheimer's drug

Jul. 12, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare on Monday launched a formal process to decide whether to cover Aduhelm, the new Alzheimer's drug whose $56,000-a-year price tag and unproven benefits have prompted widespread criticism and a congressional investigation. A final decision isn't...

Medicaid expansion takes effect in deep-red Oklahoma

Jul. 01, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A voter-approved expansion of Medicaid took effect Thursday in Oklahoma after a decade of Republican resistance in a state that has become emblematic of the political struggle to extend the federal health insurance program in conservative strongholds. ...