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Nation's top health official to visit Alabama in wake of IVF ruling

Feb. 26, 2024 16:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is sending the nation's top health official to Alabama on Tuesday for discussions with patients and doctors about the controversial court ruling that upended in vitro fertilization treatment in the state. The ruling by the...

Biden administration failed to vet adults housing migrant children, federal watchdog says

Feb. 15, 2024 17:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration struggled to properly vet and monitor the homes where they placed a surge of migrant children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021, according to a federal watchdog report released Thursday. The Department of Health and Human...

Republicans try to block Biden administration plan to cut money for anti-abortion counseling centers

Jan. 13, 2024 12:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new twist to the fight over abortion access, congressional Republicans are trying to block a Biden administration spending rule that they say will cut off millions of dollars to anti-abortion counseling centers. The rule would prohibit states from sending...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 21, 2023 13:38 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. December 20, 2023. Editorial: Has anti-woke gone up in smoke? As national culture-war politics trickle down to the state level more and more, it’s not surprising to hear West Virginia lawmakers, and even local officials, parroting a national...

North Carolina Medicaid expansion enrollment reached 280,000 in first weeks of program

Dec. 20, 2023 12:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The number of North Carolina residents enrolled in Medicaid under the state’s new coverage for low-income adults is nearing 300,000 in the first weeks of the program, the state Department of Health and Human Services says. Medicaid expansion began Dec. 1 in...