- Complaint accuses hospital of religious discrimination Updated: Apr-30-16 3:24 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - A complaint filed by a federal agency is accusing Mission Hospital of religious discrimination and violating federal law for firing three workers who refused to adhere to the hospital's flu vaccine requirement and declined the shot.
- Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law Updated: Apr-28-16 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama's health care law this summer - stiff medicine for consumers and voters ahead of the national political conventions.
- Rockefeller legacy exhibit open at West Virginia University Updated: Apr-28-16 4:14 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - The West Virginia and Regional History Center is chronicling the legacy of former Sen. Jay Rockefeller in Wise Library's Rockefeller Gallery at West Virginia University.
- NYC will triple intensive-care mental health units at Rikers Updated: Apr-26-16 11:58 am
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will triple the number of intensive-care mental health units at its Rikers Island jail complex.
- Central Valley doctor takes seat in California Assembly Updated: Apr-14-16 2:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - An emergency room doctor with a vision to reform health care and secure more water in the Central Valley is beginning a seven-month term in the California Assembly.
- Vermont official offers assurances on health info security Updated: Apr-13-16 5:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A top Vermont official is seeking to reassure lawmakers that the security of people's private information in the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange is being well protected.
- Law that served as model for Affordable Care Act turns 10 Updated: Apr-12-16 4:57 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts is marking the 10th anniversary of a landmark health care law that later served as a model for the federal Affordable Care Act.
- Backers fight for children's health insurance in Arizona Updated: Apr-11-16 7:42 pm
PHOENIX - A fight is intensifying in the Arizona Legislature over the Senate leader's refusal to restore a program providing health insurance to poor children, a stance that would maintain the state's position as the only one in the nation that doesn't participate in the plan.
- Low-level drug offenders find new source of addiction help Updated: Apr-11-16 2:17 am
SEATTLE - When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on the streets?
- UNM's lactation stations held up as example for colleges Updated: Apr-05-16 4:06 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The University of New Mexico has installed 21 "lactation stations" on campus for breastfeeding mothers, and the state's other universities may be following its lead.
- Hassan signs Medicaid expansion bill to keep 50k covered Updated: Apr-05-16 3:12 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday signed into law a Medicaid expansion plan that allows nearly 50,000 New Hampshire residents to keep their health care for another two years.
- Highmark Health says $565M loss fueled by Obamacare plans Updated: Apr-01-16 2:13 pm
PITTSBURGH - Highmark Health says it had operating losses of $565 million last year, largely because of massive losses incurred by health plans marketed under the Affordable Care Act.