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Maryland House OKs bill to enable undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance on state exchange

Feb. 23, 2024 15:58 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House approved a measure on Friday to enable people to buy health insurance through the state’s health care exchange regardless of their immigration status, with the approval of a federal waiver. The House voted 101-34 for the bill, which now...

National HealthCare: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 16, 2024 07:21 AM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — National HealthCare Corp. (NHC) on Friday reported profit of $28.4 million in its fourth quarter. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of $1.83 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains,...

Foreign aid drops sharply as Taliban abuses jeopardize the Afghan health system, group says

Feb. 12, 2024 08:56 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday that Afghanistan’s public health system has been hit hard following a sharp reduction in foreign assistance, coupled with serious Taliban abuses against women and girls, jeopardizing the right to healthcare of millions of Afghans. ...

CVS Health grows more cautious about 2024 as it deals with rising Medicare Advantage costs

Feb. 07, 2024 10:03 AM EST

Busy Medicare Advantage businesses have CVS Health and other insurance providers spooked about the new year. The health care giant said Wednesday that it was scaling back already cautious expectations for 2024 as it tries to understand why costs keep rising from the privately run...

After Washington state lawsuit, Providence health system erases or refunds $158M in medical bills

Feb. 01, 2024 21:52 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Providence health care system is refunding nearly $21 million in medical bills paid by low-income residents of Washington — and it's erasing $137 million more in outstanding debt for tens of thousands of others — to settle the state's allegations that it overcharged those...

Millennial Money: The 4 longevity questions you should ask your financial planner

Jan. 30, 2024 08:26 AM EST

Only one-third of men correctly estimated how long a 60-year-old man in the U.S. could expect to live, according to a 2022 TIAA Institute survey. And fewer than half of women got it right for a 60-year-old woman. Advisers call this — understanding how long you’ll live in your...

Canada is capping foreign student visas to ease housing pressures as the cost of living soars

Jan. 22, 2024 17:30 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada on Monday announced a two-year cap on international student visas to ease the pressure on housing, health care and other services at a time of record immigration. Immigration Minister Marc Miller said that there will be a 35% reduction in new study visas in...

Rhode Island governor says higher wages, better student scores and new housing among his top goals

Jan. 16, 2024 19:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Higher wages, stronger student scores and increased housing production are some of the goals Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee promised in his annual State of the State address Tuesday. One pledge McKee made was to increase the buying power of the state’s residents in...

UnitedHealth shares tumble after health care giant reports soaring medical costs in 4Q

Jan. 12, 2024 11:12 AM EST

UnitedHealth Group turned in a better-than-expected fourth quarter but surprised Wall Street with medical costs that soared 16%. Shares of UnitedHealth and other major health care and insurance providers slipped Friday after the company announced results. Health...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp tells business group he wants to spend $1.8 billion more on infrastructure

Jan. 10, 2024 20:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he'll propose $1.8 billion in added spending on infrastructure, as well as expand health care training for dentists and physicians, showing how the state's $11 billion in surplus cash is giving the Republican clout to spend big even as state...