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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 86,000 In Connecticut Now Signed Up For Obamacare

    About 86,000 people are slated to receive private insurance coverage through Connecticut's health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, as of Jan. 1, acting CEO Jim Wadleigh said Wednesday. Of those, about 66,000 are people who currently have coverage...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • Virginia receives $2.6 million grant to develop new healthcare model, governor reports

    Virginia receives $2.6 million grant to develop new healthcare model, governor reports
    A one-year grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide financial and technical support to the Virginia Health Innovation Plan, starting in January. Its public health goals include reducing tobacco use and obesity and...
  • New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000

    New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000
    California's health insurance exchange said 144,178 people have newly enrolled in Obamacare coverage during the first month of sign ups. During the initial rollout of the federal health law, 1.2 million people purchased a private health plan through the...
  • Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000

    Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000
    A day before the deadline to sign up on the Maryland exchange for health insurance that would start Jan. 1, thousands of residents risk losing their subsidies temporarily because they have not re-enrolled. Yet a month into this year's enrollment period,...
  • Some states retreat on mental health funding

    WASHINGTON Fewer states increased their spending on mental health programs this year compared with last year, when a spate of horrific shootings by assailants with histories of mental illness prompted a greater focus on the shortcomings of the country's...
  • Expanding Medicaid can help Florida's children succeed in school

    Expanding Medicaid can help Florida's children succeed in school
    Children who have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report. Researchers from Cornell and Harvard have found that, compared with...
  • Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA

    Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA
    Monday is the last day to sign up for insurance under both the Affordable Care Act and the state's Healthy PA program for coverage that starts Jan. 1. The second open enrollment period under the federal health care law, often called Obamacare, started...