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Inslee signs health bills, including hospital measure

Inslee signs health bills, including hospital measure

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed a group of bills hoped to improve the state's troubled behavioral health system, including measures for a new teaching hospital in Seattle.The teaching hospital measure, sponsored by longtime ...

Governor signs Montana’s Medicaid expansion bill

Governor signs Montana’s Medicaid expansion bill

Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Thursday to continue Montana's Medicaid expansion program for another six years, as long as federal funding continues.He was joined at the signing ceremony by bill sponsor Republican Rep. Ed ...

Update: Wisconsin Republicans reject Medicaid expansion

Update: Wisconsin Republicans reject Medicaid expansion

The Latest on Wisconsin budget (all times local):1:35 p.m.Wisconsin Republicans have voted to reject Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' proposals to accept federal Medicaid expansion, legalize medical marijuana and increase the state minimum wage.Wisconsin Republican state ...

Denver is 1st US city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

Denver is 1st US city to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’

Voters narrowly made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in "magic mushrooms."Decriminalization led by a slim 51%, according to preliminary figures on Tuesday's election released by Denver's Election Division. As ...

Governor signs 4 bills aimed at improving maternity care

Governor signs 4 bills aimed at improving maternity care

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed four bills into law Wednesday aimed at improving maternal health care, particularly lower-income residents using Medicaid.The first-term Democrat signed the measures alongside first lady Tammy Murphy, as well as ...

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors.The ...

California to outlaw pesticide harmful to kids

California to outlaw pesticide harmful to kids

The nation's most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos (klohr-PY'-rih-fohs) after scientists deemed it a toxic ...

Health claim rejected? Some steps to appeal a denial

Health claim rejected? Some steps to appeal a denial

Patients are often shocked when their insurance company denies coverage for a procedure or treatment, especially if that leads to a bigger-than-expected bill.These rejections can be fairly common, and people may not put up their ...

Advocates highlight health care worker shortage

Advocates highlight health care worker shortage

New Hampshire's shortage of health care workers threatens both the health of the economy and individuals going without needed care, advocates said at a Statehouse rally Monday.With roughly 2,000 job vacancies in hospitals, community health ...