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  • Court declines to overturn government's use of tobacco funds

    Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Friday that a lawsuit over the use of tobacco settlement money to balance the state budget was brought by people who did not have standing. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the governor and legislative leaders...
  • Virginia starts overhaul of Medicaid waivers for those with disabilities

    Virginia starts overhaul of Medicaid waivers for those with disabilities
    More than 10,000 Virginia residents with disabilities are on waiting lists for needed services. Almost half are designated by the state's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services as in "urgent" need. To meet this need and to comply...
  • Ohio budget director updates revenue, Medicaid estimates

    Ohio's budget director has provided state lawmakers with updated revenue estimates and Medicaid projections as compromise talks began on the state's spending blueprint. Budget Director Tim Keen told a negotiating panel of legislators on Friday that the...
  • At chamber event, advice on caring for those with special needs

    At chamber event, advice on caring for those with special needs
    Nancy Roach is a private wealth manager focusing on special needs planning for the disabled. Speaking from "heart-breaking" experiences at times, she has a 24-year-old special needs son with a social anxiety disorder. "I went through many struggles,...
  • Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle

    Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers reached a deal on health care spending Friday, resolving a bitter, months-long dispute between the House and Senate and paving the way for a final budget to be completed next week. Hospitals throughout the state will...
  • In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart

    In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart
    Republicans in the Florida House want to be clear: They love the state's working poor. That's why they denied them a chance at health insurance. As Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, put it last week, expanding Medicaid would "punish the needy" by putting...
  • Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs

    Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that gives dying patients the right to try experimental drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved. The Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank with libertarian leanings that wrote model...
  • Florida legislators reach deal on money for hospitals

    Florida legislators racing against the clock on a new state budget struck a deal Friday on a $2 billion plan to steer money to more than 200 hospitals that treat large numbers of low-income patients. House and Senate budget negotiators will sink $400...
  • Officials announce health fraud crackdown in Alaska

    More than three dozen people in Alaska are charged with fraud in a crackdown on health care and social services, federal and state officials announced Thursday. Altogether, 40 people charged were part of an ongoing collaboration between various agencies....
  • Dr. Phillips Center gets $2 million in last minute budget talks

    Dr. Phillips Center gets $2 million in last minute budget talks
    TALLAHASSEE – The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts will receive $2 million in state money for its planned expansion under a budget agreement reached Saturday by House and Senate negotiators. The money had not been included in previous...
  • Republicans face 2014 differences on NC Medicaid overhaul

    It looks like North Carolina House and Senate Republicans are nearing the same impasse they reached a year ago over the best way to overhaul how the state Medicaid program pays to treat its 1.8 million patients. As House leaders began running through...