FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Friday aimed at delivering financial relief for many Kentuckians by capping their out-of-pocket costs for insulin.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House on Friday voted 136-31 to pass a $27.2 billion budget, putting back a fraction of the money that was cut last y…
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House on Friday voted 136-31 to pass a $27.2 billion budget, putting back a fraction of the money that was cut last year and spurning a Democratic attempt to more widely expand the Medicaid health insurance program.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Senate committee on Thursday endorsed a plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid expansion to encourage rather than require recipients to work.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans on Thursday voted to put a constitutional amendment on the next primary election ballot that would make it more difficult to pass ballot initiatives to raise taxes or spend public funds.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House members want to spend more on mental health and state universities next year, using savings from the state share of the Medicaid program and reduced debt payments.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House members want to spend more on mental health and state universities next year, using savings from the state share …
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solid start, more than 200,000 people signed up for coverage the first two weeks after President Joe Biden reopened HealthCare.gov as part of his coronavirus response, the government said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teresa Parada is exactly the kind of person equity-minded California officials say they want to vaccinate: She's a retired factory worker who speaks little English and lives in a hard-hit part of Los Angeles County.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday paved the way for primary election voters to speed into law before the next general election a constitutional amendment requiring a higher voter threshold for future ballot initiatives that pass taxes or spending programs.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate on Monday approved legislation to make it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in a measure with urban vs. rural overtones.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group that advocates for low-income residents said Friday that it has asked a judge to strike down Nebraska's two-tiered Medicaid expansion system that imposes extra requirements to qualify for dental, vision, and over-the-counter drug coverage.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Several lawmakers challenged New York's top health official Thursday over his insistence that a state policy didn't fuel COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At least 85,000 nursing home staff, home health aides and other direct care workers in Michigan will lose a $2 hourly pandemic pay raise next week if the Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer do not enact COVID-19 relief aid.
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state government is likely to deliver a jolt of one-time spending amid the pandemic while boosting sustained funding for health care and public education under a newly drafted budget bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar about the Trump administration's plan to remake Medicaid by requiring recipients to work.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona pressed on Monday with plans to increase vaccinations and vaccine access, including the opening of its fourth state-run mass vaccination clinic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial court judge said Thursday that he'll leave in place another judge's decision that rejected arguments from an unsuccessful bidder for North Carolina’s upcoming managed-care initiative for Medicaid.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Medicaid agency fell short on ensuring doctors and other medical providers met licensing and ownership qualifications to serve patients in the program, state auditors declared Thursday.
Keeping a campaign promise, President Joe Biden has reopened enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act on healthcare.gov — and states that run their own health insurance marketplaces followed suit. At the same time, the Biden administration is moving to revoke the Trump administration’s permission for states to impose work requirements for some adults on the Medicaid health insurance program. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Kimberly Leonard of Business Insider and Rachel Cohrs of Stat join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, Rovner interviews medical student Inam Sakinah, president of the new group Future Doctors in Politics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has picked a former Obama administration official to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency oversees government health insurance programs covering more than 1 out of 3 Americans and is a linchpin of the health care system.