- Crist defends President Obama, blasts Scott Updated: Mar-09-14 12:50 pm
- GOP gov candidates cite proudest accomplishments Updated: Mar-09-14 12:07 pm
- General Assembly adjourns without Va. budget Updated: Mar-09-14 8:53 am
- Parnell names members to Medicaid advisory group Updated: Mar-09-14 8:05 am
- Medicaid committee to meet at North Dakota Capitol Updated: Mar-09-14 6:15 am
- Idaho company denies bilking Medicaid Updated: Mar-08-14 4:52 pm
- La. Legislature opens three-month session Monday Updated: Mar-08-14 10:17 am
- Some Alabama doctors now offering concierge care Updated: Mar-08-14 10:12 am
- McAuliffe to call special session on budget Updated: Mar-07-14 7:31 pm
- Panel takes no action on Democrats' Medicaid plan Updated: Mar-07-14 7:18 pm
- Health overhaul critics tread lightly on Medicaid Updated: Mar-07-14 5:19 pm
- Missouri health advocates launch enrollment drive Updated: Mar-07-14 4:51 pm
- Correction: Health Overhaul-Delaware story Updated: Mar-07-14 4:41 pm
- Arkansas lawmakers advance $5B budget bill Updated: Mar-07-14 1:05 pm
- Beebe signs into law 'private option' plan Updated: Mar-07-14 10:53 am
- MoveOn keeps tourism slogan Updated: Mar-07-14 9:53 am
- Lawmakers seek agreement on medical clinic grants Updated: Mar-07-14 9:05 am
- Bill would give nurse practitioners more authority Updated: Mar-06-14 8:50 pm
- Wyoming Legislature adjourns budget session Updated: Mar-06-14 8:34 pm
- Senate passes Medicaid legislative approval bill Updated: Mar-06-14 6:53 pm
- Report: fewer Illinois kids lack health insurance Updated: Mar-06-14 6:16 pm
- Daugaard still hopes for partial Medicaid waiver Updated: Mar-06-14 4:51 pm
- House passes bill limiting Medicaid to 5 years Updated: Mar-06-14 4:27 pm
- Corbett shifts on Medicaid proposal's work search Updated: Mar-06-14 4:20 pm
- NH Senate OKs Medicaid money for private coverage Updated: Mar-06-14 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist on Sunday stuck to his support of President Barack's health care overhaul, saying "it's been great" for the state despite a difficult rollout.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - For state Sen. Kirk Dillard, it's an ethics reform law. For businessman Bruce Rauner, it's how his private-equity funds made money for state pension systems. State treasurer Dan Rutherford cites a fairer reimbursement of nursing homes. Sen. Bill Brady? His role in the state's landmark state pension overhaul.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia lawmakers left Richmond Saturday without accomplishing their most important task: passing a roughly $96 billion budget for the next two years.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell has named nine members to a group created to recommended changes to Alaska's Medicaid program.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A North Dakota committee that oversees the state's Medicaid program is holding its quarterly meeting in Bismarck.
KIMBERLY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho home-meal delivery service accused by state and federal officials in a lawsuit of overbilling Medicaid by nearly $900,000 is denying the allegations.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's budget worries have lessened as the state's income has started to rebound from the recession, giving lawmakers more breathing room to bicker over other issues as they kick off their annual legislative session Monday.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - A growing model of health care has now come to Tuscaloosa.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday he plans to call lawmakers back to the Capitol on March 24 to pass the state's budget.
SALT LAKE CITY - A Senate committee at Utah's Republican-controlled Legislature has heard but taken no action on a Democrat plan to fully expand Medicaid in Utah.
WASHINGTON - Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem are two of the federal health overhaul's most consistent critics. But the South Dakota Republicans take a more measured approach to a key provision of the law in their own state.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - With Missouri apparently lagging in health insurance sign-ups, advocates are launching a concerted push this weekend to enroll people through a federally run insurance website before an impending deadline.
DOVER, Delaware - In a story March 6 about implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Delaware, The Associated Press reported erroneously that only about 20 percent of people who have selected plans in the state's health insurance exchange have actually paid premiums. The 20 percent figure cited by a Department of Insurance analyst is an estimate of those who have not paid premiums.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' public schools would receive the largest funding increase and the state's reserve fund would get $19 million under a $5 billion budget plan that lawmakers advanced Friday.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law a measure reauthorizing Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion for another year.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne wants a pro-Medicaid expansion group to stop using the state's tourism marketing slogan in its billboard campaign.
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.
MIAMI - With a massive shortage of primary care physicians across Florida, state lawmakers are pushing a bill to expand the powers of nurse practitioners, allowing them to prescribe controlled substances like painkillers and work without supervision from a doctor.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Senior Republican lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead said the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday leaves Wyoming well-positioned both to meet the state's needs over the coming two years and to save money against possible hard times to come.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Senate on Thursday voted to require Gov. Bill Haslam to secure legislative approval for any potential deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee despite the Republican governor's repeated assurances that he would first seek their OK for any arrangement.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - While a child advocacy group's report shows that more Illinois kids now have health insurance, it also warns that health disparities related to income and race could intensify if there are program cuts to Medicaid and social services as the state faces a large dip in revenues next year.
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday he still hopes federal officials will eventually decide to let the state expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services to fewer poor people than envisioned in the federal health overhaul.
PHOENIX - A watered-down proposal by Republican Speaker Andy Tobin that would force Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance was approved Thursday by the Arizona House of Representatives, despite Democratic objections that it would kick people in need off the health insurance program.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Corbett appeared ready Thursday to drop one of the most controversial conditions of his proposal to accept billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars and extend taxpayer-subsidized insurance to hundreds of thousands of working poor in Pennsylvania.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday approved using federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults, with supporters emphasizing the benefits to the state's economy and the health of its residents and opponents arguing taxpayers would be stuck with the bill when federal money drops off.