Dane County serves as model for recidivism task force

Health 05/20/19, 00:05

Dane County Jail inmate Christopher Beierle says he is in constant pain from an untreated hernia, but he cannot get a surgery that would alleviate his symptoms because he is not eligible for health care while incarcerated.Inmates are excluded from ...

Planned Parenthood funding in Texas at stake in hearing

U.S. 05/14/19, 10:08

A federal appeals court is about to again take up the issue of whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. A federal district judge blocked Texas' effort to stop Planned Parenthood funding in 2017. But ...

Governor signs Montana’s Medicaid expansion bill

Health 05/09/19, 15:43

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 Buttrey and Democratic Rep. Mary ...

Update: Wisconsin Republicans reject Medicaid expansion

Health 05/09/19, 13:37

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 Rep. John Nygren, co-chair of ...

Wisconsin Republicans to vote on killing Medicaid expansion

Health 05/08/19, 23:25

Wisconsin Republicans planned to scrap expanding Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana, raising the minimum wage and a host of other priorities of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, as they begin dismantling his two-year budget plan. Evers and Democrats remain defiant, saying ...

Governor signs 4 bills aimed at improving maternity care

Health 05/08/19, 13:43

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 a handful of lawmakers and ...

Advocates highlight health care worker shortage

Health 05/06/19, 14:41

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 centers, nursing homes and other ...

GOP thwarts governor’s push to expand Medicaid in Kansas

Politics 05/05/19, 08:17

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's effort to expand Medicaid in Kansas this year died Saturday when enough moderate Republicans bowed to the wishes of the GOP-controlled Legislature's conservative leaders and ended an impasse that had tied up the state budget. The House ...

Update: No Medicaid plan as Kansas lawmakers adjourn

Business 05/05/19, 03:17

The Latest on an impasse in Kansas over the state budget and Medicaid expansion (all times local):3:15 a.m.The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature has wrapped up most of its business for the year without passing a plan to expand Medicaid in Kansas ...

Update: New Kansas budget plan removes hospital funds

Business 05/03/19, 21:44

The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on Medicaid expansion and the next state budget (all times local):9:40 p.m.Republican lawmakers in Kansas have produced a new budget proposal in an impasse over Medicaid expansion that would remove extra state dollars ...

Medicaid expansion backers in Kansas to try to block budget

Business 05/03/19, 13:52

Kansas lawmakers who support expanding Medicaid promised Friday to try to block passage of the next state budget in a high-stakes standoff designed to force the Legislature's conservative Republican leaders to allow an expansion plan backed by Democratic Gov. Laura ...

Evers vows to ‘fight like hell’ for Medicaid expansion

Health 05/02/19, 13:51

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers pledged Thursday to "fight like hell" to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin, a day after Republican legislative leaders said they would kill his proposal next week. A defiant Evers held a news conference with Democratic lawmakers to urge ...

Update: N Carolina teachers rally for 2nd year in row

U.S. 05/01/19, 11:22

The Latest on the teacher rally in North Carolina (all times local):12:20 p.m.North Carolina teachers are rallying in support of several issues they believe will improve public education, including Medicaid expansion.Thousands of teachers, other school employees and their supporters marched ...

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