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  • Senate Medicaid proposal: Extinction, not expansion

    Senate Medicaid proposal: Extinction, not expansion
    What do the riots in Baltimore have to do with the debate in Florida as to whether the Florida Legislature should follow the Senate's lead and extinguish Medicaid, and at the same time expand health care to an additional 800,000 Floridians using a free-...
  • Walker says he'd end sequester

    GREENVILLE, S.C. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he would end the budget sequester requiring automatic defense and domestic spending cuts if he became president, a critical issue in South Carolina, which has a large military economy and...
  • Painkiller addiction spawns new Hepatitis C threat

    Public health officials are bracing for a new wave of hepatitis C infections, one unleashed by the epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction. The blood-borne virus, on the decline nationally until a few years ago, is rising rapidly among...
  • Florida budget snarled as governor challenges 'Obamacare'

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death, going on TV two years ago to explain that he had dropped his objections to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The...
  • Missouri Gov. Nixon signs $26 billion spending plan

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed a $26 billion budget for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for public K-12 schools, but he expressed disappointment the measure includes roughly $90 million in less than what he had recommended for...
  • Indiana city at heart of HIV outbreak to get HIV clinic

    A southern Indiana city that's the epicenter of an HIV outbreak tied to needle sharing among intravenous drug users is getting an HIV clinic that will provide free medical care to patients without health insurance. Austin Mayor Douglas Campbell said...
  • Scott to hospitals: Share your profits

    Scott to hospitals: Share your profits
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott wants hospitals in Florida to share what he called “record-high profits” to make up for the loss of billions in federal funds to treat the poor. He sent a letter Friday to hospital executives and the...
  • Report: Ky. hospitals lose money under federal health law

    Kentucky's decision to expand Medicaid meant an extra 400,000 people could have health insurance. But a new report says it also meant up to 7,700 hospital jobs would disappear. The Kentucky Hospital Association said the state's hospitals have cut their...
  • Florida governor calls on hospitals to share profits

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, contending that the state will likely lose federal money it is now receiving to help hospitals, is calling on any hospital that receives taxpayer support to share profits to help each other. Scott, a former health care...
  • Pricey Hep C Drug Sparks Debate About Impact On State Budget

    HARTFORD — Sovaldi is being hailed as breakthrough treatment for the more than 3 million Americans with hepatitis C. But while the pricey prescription pill has given new hope to patients, it has had a detrimental impact on the state budget. The...
  • Missouri Senate majority leader plans right-to-work vote

    Missouri Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard said he plans to bring up his priorities — including right-to-work and voter photo ID — before anything else gets done as the Legislature heads into its final week. That sets the stage for a...