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Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

Nov. 22, 2022 17:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official. Dr. Daniel Edney, the state health officer, spoke to state senators at a hearing Monday about the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 22, 2022 07:24 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. November 13, 2022. Editorial: Illinois Democrats in charge; Republicans in wilderness Election Day results again demonstrated continued one-party control of state government. Predictions of a vast Republican red wave...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 10, 2022 15:37 PM EST

Columbus Dispatch. November 8, 2022. Editorial: Why don’t we support an economic impact package larger than the aluminum mill? In a hastily-called special session last week, the Mississippi Legislature overwhelmingly approved an $246 million incentive package to...

NC legislators: Medicaid expansion efforts pushed to 2023

Nov. 09, 2022 18:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that they're shuttling the idea of Medicaid expansion to 2023, rather than attempting to negotiate a bill that could be voted on before the General Assembly's current two-year edition ends in December. ...

South Dakota approves Medicaid expansion over GOP resistance

Nov. 09, 2022 10:01 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota voters on Tuesday approved the expansion of Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income residents through a constitutional amendment. The majority vote to support Constitutional Amendment D removes South Dakota from a list of...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats Stacey Abrams in rematch

Nov. 09, 2022 01:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp turned back a second electoral challenge from Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, maintaining GOP control in the South’s most politically competitive state and dealing another defeat to the national Democratic star. “Well, it...

South Dakota voters to decide on Medicaid expansion

Nov. 08, 2022 20:16 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota voters on Tuesday are weighing whether to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income residents through a constitutional amendment. If Constitutional Amendment D is approved by a majority vote, it would remove South...

Supreme Court skeptical of rejecting civil rights precedent

Nov. 08, 2022 16:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed unlikely to agree to overturn decades of precedent in a case about civil rights lawsuits, a result that would preserve the ability of individuals to use federal law to sue. The justices had been asked to use a case about a...

Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes

Nov. 05, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mailers designed to look like official government forms. Buses sporting scam pitches for Medicare websites. TV commercials featuring celebrities who encourage people to sign up for Medicare plans that do not always include their current doctors. With Medicare’s...

Judge sets steps for more NC disabled people to live at home

Nov. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's health agency is weighing whether to challenge a judge's order demanding that the state ramp up services for people with intellectual and development disabilities to allow more of them to live at home or in their communities. In 2020, Superior...