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  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

    In a state where tobacco interests once had a firm grip on the levers of politics, the Kentucky House of Representatives on Friday passed a ban on smoking in workplaces and indoor public places. The legislation faces tougher odds in the Republican-...
  • Critics fault Hogan's plan to cut Medicaid spending

    Critics fault Hogan's plan to cut Medicaid spending
    When Elissia Ellis gave birth to her second son this week, the entire pregnancy hardly cost her a penny. Four ultrasounds, more than a dozen doctor visits, genetic screens and other tests — plus the delivery itself — were covered by...
  • Deadline looming for Obamacare coverage for 2015

    BLOOMINGTON — If you don't have health insurance, the time to act is now. The deadline to get coverage for this year under the Affordable Care Act is Feb. 15. Representatives of two agencies that help people research their coverage options and...
  • Hilo obstetrician cleared of Medicaid fraud allegations

    A state hearings officer has determined that fraud allegations against a Hilo obstetrician are not credible. Dr. Frederick Nitta was suspended from receiving Medicaid reimbursements amid allegations of bilking more than $1 million from the program....
  • Health care services threatened with deep cuts next year

    Louisiana's health department on Friday refused to say what services it proposes to eliminate or scale back if Gov. Bobby Jindal demands deep budget cuts to close a $1.6 billion state funding gap. The agency refused to provide any documents about...
  • Health Connector extends sign-up deadline by a week

    The Massachusetts Health Connector is extending until Feb. 23 the deadline to complete an application and pick a health plan. The deadline had been Sunday, but officials pushed it off a week because heavy snowstorms have made it hard for some people to...
  • Deadline is Sunday to avoid penalty for not having insurance

    With all of the controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act last year, self-employed welder Tom Sudduth figured there was no way the law would survive. So he ignored it. But this year, the 57-year-old had to pay a tax penalty because he did not have...
  • Medicaid caretaker accused of falsifying time card

    Medicaid caretaker accused of falsifying time card
    A West Palm Beach woman was arrested Thursday after investigators said she stole almost $4,000 from the state by falsifying her time card. An investigator with the Florida Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said that Lakeshia Ramsey, 31,...
  • Medicaid expansion is a huge boon

    Illinois’ decision to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program is a huge financial boon for the state. It fills a historic gap in Medicaid by covering the poorest Illinoisans who have historically been left out of the program. This means they can...
  • Hospitals face big cuts in funding fight

    Hospitals face big cuts in funding fight
    More than $142 million in funding could be cut from Central Florida hospitals next year if the state and federal government don't agree to extend a program that pays for the care of low-income and uninsured patients. Statewide, hospitals could lose $2.2...
  • House Finance pushes back on parts of Walker's budget

    Members of the House Finance Committee pushed back against parts of Gov. Bill Walker's budget plan Thursday, questioning if some of the cuts he identified were truly reductions. Among the areas of focus was Walker's proposal to forward-fund education for...