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  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the...

  • Maine Democrats' final attempt to expand Medicaid

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have endorsed a final attempt by Democrats this session to expand health care coverage to more than 70,000 low-income residents. Under the new proposal, the state would expand Medicaid coverage for one year while seeking a waiver from the...

  • Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head...

  • Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's health insurance exchange announced Thursday it enrolled 208,301 people in health plans during the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, more than double its original goal of 100,000. Access Health CT reported that 78,713...

  • Auditor recommends penalties against Xerox

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An independent auditor has recommended Nevada levy penalties against Xerox, saying the company failed to achieve key performance benchmarks in operating the state's health insurance exchange. The auditor's review, discussed before the state's exchange board...

  • California health care sign-ups exceed projections

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday. Nearly 1.4 million Californians selected a private policy...

  • Paragould doctor held on $500,000 bond on charges

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — A Paragould gynecologist and obstetrician charged with taking photographs of a nude female patient has been ordered held on $500,000 bond. Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington says Dr. Paul Becton made his initial appearance in Greene County District Court...

  • State offers training for blind, visually impaired

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Instructors will teach attendees how to use various types of...

  • AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year. Turner worked...

  • Overdose deaths in Rhode Island climb to 85

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Seven more people in Rhode Island have died of accidental drug overdoses, bringing the total this year to 85, state health officials said Thursday, as they announced some new initiatives to deal with the crisis. Dr. Michael Fine, the state health director,...

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