• Obama urges bipartisanship in Medicaid expansion effort

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he'd like to see "some good sense spring forth" as Tennessee lawmakers try to work out their differences and expand Medicaid in a state he touted as having a history of bipartisanship. Obama visited an elementary...

  • Nebraska medical center to get funding for Ebola training

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An academic medical center in Nebraska has been designated as a national facility for Ebola training. The University of Nebraska Medical Center and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, will receive a little over $5 million from the U.S. Department of...

  • Judge: Medicaid must cover some child behavioral treatments

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge ordered the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to stop excluding Medicaid coverage of certain behavioral treatments for children with developmental disabilities, saying the policy conflicts with federal law. Lancaster County District Judge John...

  • Walker signs emergency allergy treatment bill

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that permits businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injections to counteract life-threatening allergic reactions. Schools already can keep a supply of auto-injectors on hand. The bill allows camps, colleges, restaurants and...

  • Wednesday ends long wait for medical marijuana patients

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's medical marijuana program kicked off in the dead of night Wednesday, as the first three patients filed into a Minneapolis clinic at midnight and emerged with medicine the state's law had long kept out of reach. For Kim Kelsey and Kathy Engstrom, each...

  • Montana reports first human West Nile virus case of 2015

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials say the year's first human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Rosebud County. Department of Public Health and Human Safety officials said in a statement Wednesday the person is recovering in a hospital. The statement did not...

  • Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports....

  • Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better. Obama said he wants to refocus the debate...

  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 on Wednesday, the state's licensed growers are fine-tuning their models to get the right number of plants in the ground. At least one company hopes to have marijuana growing this...

  • Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is suing the operator of 36 nursing homes in the state, saying the facilities' staff failed to meet residents' most basic human needs. Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed the 101-page court complaint Wednesday and...

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