Medicaid, immigration, climate top Idaho 1st District debate

Politics 10/30/18, 00:48

Environmental regulations, health care and immigration marked a few of the sharp divides to surface in a debate Monday night between the two candidates vying to represent Idaho's 1st Congressional District.Republican Russ Fulcher and Democrat Cristina McNeil are running to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador who opted to run ...

Bid to ban state funds for abortions tests open Oregon laws

Health 10/29/18, 13:46

Teenage girls in Oregon don't need their parents' consent to end an unwanted pregnancy, women in the country illegally have coverage for the procedure and private insurers will soon be required to cover the full cost of an abortion under a new law.Oregon has the least restrictive laws on abortion ...

Ballot initiatives buck legislatures in GOP-leaning states

Politics 10/24/18, 22:50

Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures. Pushed forward via signature-gathering campaigns, these measures offer a chance for ...

analysis: ‘Obamacare’ shapes opioid grant spending

U.S. 10/22/18, 03:09

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it.To a large extent, the differences depend on whether states ...

Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

Politics 10/21/18, 11:34

For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans.It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature and hold all the state's congressional seats. So it was something of a surprise for Bob Tatum when he set ...

Iowa family planning services decrease after abortion change

Health 10/19/18, 04:40

Iowa Department of Human Services figures show that the state's family planning program is providing far fewer services like contraception a year after state lawmakers excluded Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving state funding. The Des Moines Register reports that the program covered 970 family planning services from April through June. That's ...

Update: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

U.S. 10/15/18, 17:51

The Latest on drugmakers disclosing list prices of advertised drugs (all times local):4:30 p.m.The federal government wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal unveiled Monday would apply to brand-name drugs that are covered by ...

Lt. Governor race sets up historic first for Idaho

Business 10/10/18, 00:39

Janice McGeachin, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, is an outspoken opponent of Medicaid expansion, and introduced the successful resolution at June’s state Republican Party Convention to oppose it.“That is one of the clearest differences — she’s opposed to it, I’m for it,” said Kristin Collum, the Democratic nominee for ...

Summaries of the governor’s races on the ballot in 36 states

U.S. 09/23/18, 10:24

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race:ALABAMARepublican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the ...

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