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  • NY to appeal federal Medicaid claim for $1.25B

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Health Department says it will appeal a federal claim for the return of more than $1.25 billion in Medicaid funds, saying federal authorities previously approved that funding and the claw back could hurt the state's health care system. The Centers for...

  • Dems push contraceptive bill ahead of election

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats hope to pass a bill next session requiring that employers provide contraceptives to workers. The legislation is intended to counteract the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. The high court ruled that companies...

  • Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean. The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a 38-year-old resident was infected with chikungunya, which...

  • Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report. That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for...

  • Insurers: 2015 exchange rates likely to spike

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — State insurance officials are preparing to release figures next week on how much health plans will cost under the Affordable Care Act for 2015, and rate increases seem inevitable as insurers say their new consumers are older and sicker than anticipated. Top executives at...

  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: July 29 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer on VA woes: Congress appears ready to embrace a $17 billion bipartisan measure to shore up the Department of Veterans Affairs. Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican, and Sen. Bernie...

  • South Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: July 30 The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, on expediting Medicaid applications: Medicaid expansion remains a topic of heated debate. So do numerous other aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ____ July 30 Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, on a slave's legacy: Had his master not "allowed" him to learn to read, Kentucky slave Elijah P. Marrs could not have become a teacher. And had he not become a teacher, he likely would...

  • Tennessee editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: July 29 The Jackson (Tennessee) Sun on VA deal: We were mildly encouraged Monday about the "deal" reached to address some of the problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. But we remain frustrated about how we...

  • Man suffers serious burns in apartment fire

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A 72-year-old physically disabled man has suffered serious burns to his back and arms in fire at his apartment in Vermont. Firefighters say Thomas Page of St. Albans was in critical condition Wednesday at Fletcher Allen Medical Center. Firefighters say they got...

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