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  • McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses

    McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe will call for criminal background checks as part of the licensing process for nurses, and he included funding for the new program in his budget proposal this week.
  • Bill seeks payment to autistic woman raped in state care

    Bill seeks payment to autistic woman raped in state care
    A severely mentally disabled woman, raped and impregnated in a state-supervised Orlando group home 12 years ago, would get $950,000 from state taxpayers if Florida lawmakers approve a new relief bill. The bill, introduced this week, would provide money...

    Cigarette smoking costs weigh heavily on the healthcare system

    Of every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S., almost 90 cents is due to smoking, a new analysis says. Using recent health and medical spending surveys, researchers calculated that 8.7 percent of all healthcare spending, or $170 billion a year, is for...

    Raise for Medicaid primary care doctors to disappear

    WASHINGTON A temporary bump in Medicaid fees paid to primary care doctors, an Affordable Care Act provision intended to get more physicians to accept Medicaid patients, will expire at the end of this month. Congress did not extend the higher rates, so...

    Families struggle to care for victims of violence

    Families struggle to care for victims of violence
    His mother remembers the way he used to be: a daredevil with an athletic build who drove a red Pontiac Firebird, listened to hard rock bands like Metallica and did handstands on his thumbs. But when a neighbor waving a gun shot Charles "Chuck" Ropka...