- Miami-Dade, Broward officials oppose Scott's hospital plan Updated: May-29-15 7:40 pm
MIAMI - Gov. Rick Scott is having a hard time getting officials in the state's largest counties to back his proposal that would require cuts for many public hospitals and instead funnel money to for-profit ones.
- 2 opponents named to Medicaid expansion panel Updated: May-29-15 6:32 pm
HELENA, Montana - Two of the biggest opponents of Medicaid expansion in Montana are going to be members of the panel that oversees it.
- State wins court order in UPMC-Highmark fight over Medicare Updated: May-29-15 6:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane hailed a court decision Friday that they had sought in a bid to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a feud between two western Pennsylvania health care giants.
- Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown Updated: May-29-15 4:44 pm
CHICAGO - A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.
- Report: Health insurer Humana considering a sale Updated: May-29-15 4:19 pm
Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday afternoon on speculation that the company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, might be up for sale.
- AG and Easter Seals settle 2013 Medicaid billing dispute Updated: May-29-15 3:29 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Easter Seals of New Hampshire has reached a settlement with the attorney general's office over allegations it lacked adequate records to support some of its 2013 Medicaid bills.
- Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program Updated: May-29-15 3:25 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an initial public airing next week.
- Few major films shot in California, study shows Updated: May-29-15 6:15 am
LOS ANGELES - A report shows that despite California acting as the backdrop for blockbusters this year, very few were filmed in the state.
- Ohio shopkeeper sentenced to 9 years for food stamp scam Updated: May-29-15 3:35 am
AKRON, Ohio - A northeast Ohio storekeeper has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing more than $1 million in a food stamp scam.
- NY lawmakers reviewing mental health services for children Updated: May-29-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Legislators in New York are taking a look at the state of mental health care for children.
- Alabama House passes bill to create long-term care networks Updated: May-28-15 9:49 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House on Thursday passed a bill that would establish integrated care networks to allow more Medicaid recipients to stay in their homes instead of nursing homes.
- $7.6B transportation budget heading to Washington governor Updated: May-28-15 7:21 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A bill to keep state transportation projects moving along has passed the state Senate and is heading to the governor's desk.
- Hartford mayor calls strategy meeting in wake of shootings Updated: May-28-15 5:25 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hartford is dealing with a spike in violence that has included five homicides in two weeks and the brazen drive-by shooting of a city minister outside his church.
- Census: No. of Americans on assistance may be leveling off Updated: May-28-15 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
- GOP lawmakers still hope for Medicaid deal but no guarantee Updated: May-28-15 3:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican lawmakers said Thursday they still hope to strike a Medicaid deal with Gov. Gary Herbert by August but aren't yet certain they'll meet that self-imposed deadline.
- House passes 'mini' capital projects plan Updated: May-27-15 8:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois House has approved legislation funding capital projects as Democrats make a piecemeal attempt to push a budget through the General Assembly.
- NY Assembly votes for universal health coverage Updated: May-27-15 7:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.
- Budget committee approves long-term care changes Updated: May-27-15 7:15 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin lawmakers have tweaked Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand the state's Family Care program and wrap the IRIS program into it.
- FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls Updated: May-27-15 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating - and the government is taking note.
- 'Moral Monday' supporters to hold rally near Legislature Updated: May-27-15 6:28 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Speakers addressed Medicaid expansion and environmental justice issues during a rally opposing policies originating from Republicans in charge of North Carolina government.
- La. lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion financing tool Updated: May-27-15 12:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A proposal to help pay for Louisiana to expand its Medicaid program if the state's next governor is interested in tapping into the billions of federal dollars available continues to zip through the Legislature.
- Colorado aims to reduce diabetes, costs for Medicaid clients Updated: May-27-15 11:00 am
DENVER - Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health care program for low-income residents.
- Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan Updated: May-26-15 8:30 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A plan Illinois Democrats are proposing as an alternative to the steep cuts sought by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner would keep budget levels flat for local governments and Medicaid and only modestly reduce higher education assistance, committee leaders said Tuesday.
- Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise Updated: May-26-15 5:04 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican leaders in the Florida Senate offered up a revamped health care proposal Tuesday in an effort to end a budget stalemate that threatens to shut down state government, but the proposal was immediately rejected by Gov. Rick Scott and House GOP leaders.
- NY settles lawsuits over disabled man's death, records show Updated: May-26-15 4:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is settling lawsuits against staff at a state residence in Queens where a 33-year-old disabled man was killed three years ago when he was restrained, according to court papers and attorneys in the case.