- SD lawmakers will be urged to expand Medicaid Updated: Dec-08-13 12:52 pm
- Pa. health systems examine expanding partnership Updated: Dec-07-13 11:30 am
- Savannah to receive grant to reduce uninsured Updated: Dec-06-13 11:56 am
- World Bank sets goal for access to health care Updated: Dec-05-13 11:47 pm
- Abortion covered in most health plans for Congress Updated: Dec-04-13 5:15 pm
- Idaho allows carriers to reinstate insurance plans Updated: Dec-03-13 5:32 pm
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Dec-03-13 9:05 am
- Year-end signups crucial test for health care site Updated: Dec-02-13 11:00 pm
- Top lawmakers applaud Gov. Mead's budget proposal Updated: Dec-02-13 9:01 pm
- In Colfax County, worries over new health coverage Updated: Nov-30-13 12:41 pm
- Wyoming governor opposes Medicaid expansion Updated: Nov-29-13 6:09 pm
- Some Kentuckians will get to keep current coverage Updated: Nov-26-13 3:27 pm
- Hearing focuses on health care in rural Georgia Updated: Nov-25-13 5:50 pm
- Study: Fewer Minnesota children are uninsured Updated: Nov-23-13 6:32 pm
- Fired NM lottery chief gets year's salary Updated: Nov-23-13 2:40 pm
- Conn. to forgo Obama's plan for canceled policies Updated: Nov-22-13 5:09 pm
- Group wants health plans without abortion coverage Updated: Nov-22-13 4:14 pm
- No decision until Dec. on canceled health plans Updated: Nov-21-13 4:45 pm
- Still no Idaho decision on cancelling health plans Updated: Nov-20-13 4:11 pm
- Mass. consumers cannot keep canceled health plans Updated: Nov-18-13 5:01 pm
- Tenn.'s largest health insurer to extend coverage Updated: Nov-16-13 5:54 pm
- Wyo. official: Reversal roils insurance industry Updated: Nov-15-13 6:49 pm
- NM not affected much by president's insurance move Updated: Nov-15-13 6:14 pm
- Conn. GOP leader wants vote on insurance changes Updated: Nov-15-13 5:56 pm
- NY insurers say 'no thanks' to Obamacare reprieve Updated: Nov-15-13 4:43 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Some lawmakers and health care groups plan to ask the South Dakota Legislature next month to expand the state's Medicaid program to cover the medical costs of 48,000 more poor people, despite resistance from Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Penn State Hershey and PinnacleHealth have begun formal talks to "broaden their existing strategic relationship," the hospital systems announced last week.
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Savannah has been selected as one of a dozen cities to receive grant money through the National League of Cities to reduce the number of uninsured children and families.
TOKYO - Ensuring greater access to affordable health care is a crucial factor in alleviating poverty and promoting economic growth, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday in announcing ambitious targets for preventing and treating chronic illnesses in developing countries.
WASHINGTON - More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama's health law.
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho will let insurance carriers reinstate coverage for thousands of people who were due to have policies canceled under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Two top Wyoming lawmakers said Monday that they generally support Gov. Matt Mead's budget blueprint, including his suggestion to fund state employee pay raises and reject Medicaid expansion in the coming legislative session.
SCHUYLER, Nebraska - Neil Robles was optimistic when he opened his clothing and jewelry store in downtown Schuyler about a year ago, but he knew he couldn't afford to buy health insurance on his own.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that the Wyoming Legislature not accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults who lack health insurance.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Some of the 280,000 Kentuckians whose insurance policies don't comply with the Affordable Care Act will be able to keep their plans, at least for another year.
GAINESVILLE, Georgia - Emma Collins, a licensed massage therapist from Ellijay, was hopeful about the new federal health care law after struggling in recent years to find insurance coverage because her artificial heart valve is considered a pre-existing condition.
MINNEAPOLIS - The number of uninsured children in Minnesota dropped by 16,000 between 2010 and 2012, according to a new national analysis by Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The fired director of the New Mexico Lottery will be getting one year's pay and six months of health care coverage as part of a deal reached with the lottery board.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state of Connecticut will not abide by President Barack Obama's request that states allow insurance companies to continue offering health plans that don't meet minimum coverage levels to people who have received cancellation notices.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A national anti-abortion group is pressing the state's health insurance marketplace to offer plans that don't cover abortion services, saying that failing to do so is "blatantly violating" the rights of those who object to the procedure.
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho doesn't plan to make a decision until December on whether to allow people to maintain existing insurance policies that were due for cancellation under President Obama's health care overhaul.
BOISE, Idaho - Thousands of Idaho residents due to have their insurance policies canceled still haven't been told whether the state will adopt President Barack Obama's proposal to extend existing plans.
BOSTON - Massachusetts' top insurance official said Monday that the state won't allow consumers to keep health insurance policies that fall below the minimum requirements of the federal health care law.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's largest health insurer says it intends to extend coverage for plans that were deemed invalid under the federal health care law.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The health insurance industry in Wyoming is in turmoil following President Barack Obama's announcement that companies don't have to stop offering some existing coverage after all, state Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig said Friday.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Most New Mexicans facing the cancellation of their individual health insurance will see no change because of President Barack Obama's decision to allow private insurers to continue offering existing policies for another year.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Senate Republican Leader John McKinney urged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday to call the General Assembly into special session to vote to allow insurance companies to continue offering plans that would otherwise be canceled because they don't meet minimum standards required by the federal health insurance overhaul law.
NEW YORK - New Yorkers who were told they had to switch health plans because their policies didn't meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act probably won't be offered a chance to put the process on hold, despite the president's announcement this week that insurers in some states may be allowed to keep offering noncompliant plans for another year.