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  • With federal policy change, more money for school-based health services

    WASHINGTON A recent federal policy reversal, long-sought by states and health care advocates, could enable schools to take a lead role in managing chronic childhood diseases and result in the hiring of many more school nurses. The change, announced...
  • Mental illness law allowing court-ordered outpatient treatment rarely used

    Mental illness law allowing court-ordered outpatient treatment rarely used
    In the days after Christian Gomez picked up an ax and decapitated his mother on New Year's Eve, neighbors in the family's Tampa-area suburb said the 23-year-old man had a history of mental illness so severe that his mother sometimes tried to hide...
  • Women of child-bearing age commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers, CDC says

    MILWAUKEE Narcotic painkillers which can cause birth defects commonly were prescribed for women of reproductive age, according to new data presented Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The research, which looked at the...
  • Medi-Cal applicants entitled to benefits despite delays, judge rules

    Medi-Cal applicants entitled to benefits despite delays, judge rules
    California may no longer leave applicants in limbo as they wait to find out whether they qualify for the state’s healthcare program for the poor, a superior court judge has ruled. In a sharply worded decision issued in Alameda County on Tuesday,...
  • Smarter health care coverage needed, now

    Making Florida more competitive means making tough choices — putting the long-term security of Florida's future ahead of short-term fixes. When it comes to fixing federal health care, we believe this situation is the proverbial of making lemonade...
  • Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid

    Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid
    Gov. Larry Hogan outlined a budget plan Thursday that would cut school aid to Baltimore and state workers' pay but preserve — at least for now — funding for two light rail lines. The new Republican governor said his budget — with...
  • Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies

    Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies
    Gov. Larry Hogan proposed sustained state funding for K-12 education but an across-the-board cut to state agencies in his much-anticipated spending plan released Thursday. Maryland's new Republican governor said his budget cuts - which affect Medicaid...
  • Republicans rip McAuliffe's GAP program for mental health care

    House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe clashed Tuesday over a newly launched program aimed at helping low-income Virginians with severe mental disabilities, renewing their long-running battle over publicly financed health care for the poor....
  • Hogan's budget: The debate begins

    Hogan's budget: The debate begins
    For all his talk of strong medicine and ending a spree of overspending in Annapolis, Gov. Larry Hogan's first budget, at least as he presented it, did not sound so drastic. At his first news conference since his inauguration, he said he increased...
  • Looking Out: LGBT groups criticize Hogan for pulling back Medicaid regulation banning discrimination

    Looking Out: LGBT groups criticize Hogan for pulling back Medicaid regulation banning discrimination
    Gov. Larry Hogan may have sent a message of “tolerance and mutual respect” during his inauguration on Wednesday, but advocates for the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say his early actions in office have signaled...
  • Doctors see more Medicaid patients if they get paid more, study finds

    For two years, the Obama administration dramatically raised Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians in hopes that they would see more poor patients. The idea was that states would jump in to continue at least part of the payments. Few did,...