- Alaska House ends stalemate, passes state spending plan Updated: May-30-15 7:07 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House voted early Saturday to pass a state spending plan, after an agreement was reached between the majority and minority in an effort to end a long-running budget impasse.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- '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.
- Correction: Koch Brothers-Utah Chapter story Updated: May-26-15 1:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - In a story May 24 about a new chapter of a political advocacy group linked to the Koch brothers, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of group director Evelyn Everton. She is 38, not 22.
- South Jackson hospital could lose Medicare funds Updated: May-24-15 5:29 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Officials have warned that a Jackson hospital it could lose Medicare funding if the hospital does not change how it handles emergency care patients.
- Aspen-area poor having trouble with accessing health care Updated: May-24-15 4:38 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - About 4,500 county residents in the Aspen area live at or below the federal poverty level, and Pitkin County health officials are trying to find options to help the area's low-income families receive the care they need because many doctors are not accepting public health insurance.
- New Hampshire hospitals say Medicaid expansion is working Updated: May-24-15 12:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The number of uninsured people showing up in New Hampshire emergency rooms continues to drop, a trend hospital officials attribute to the state's expanded Medicaid program.
- Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions Updated: May-23-15 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.
- Analysis: Arkansas session tests governor for future fights Updated: May-23-15 2:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears unlikely to face any insurmountable obstacles in his push for incentives to lure a defense project to the state, or any of the other major items on his agenda when lawmakers convene this week.
- Provo police chief calls for expanded Medicaid to help crime Updated: May-23-15 1:24 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah police chief is calling on state lawmakers to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid as a way to fight crime.
- Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit Updated: May-22-15 6:17 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.
- Court: Nebraska wrongly ended girl's home care benefits Updated: May-22-15 5:22 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was wrong to end Medicaid benefits that had helped a woman care for her profoundly disabled daughter at home for more than a decade, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a case that could affect how the department determines the eligibility of other children with long-term care needs.