- The Latest: Kansas budget fix includes extra hospital funds Updated: May-01-16 1:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Legislature (all times local):
- Kansas lawmakers weigh budget-fix plan: Dump it on Brownback Updated: May-01-16 2:36 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature hope to finish work Sunday on a plan for balancing a state budget that would require GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to do most of the work.
- Rural health recruitment program to accept applications Updated: Apr-30-16 7:57 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state program aimed at helping rural medical facilities recruit health professionals is about to start taking applications.
- Boozman, Eldridge split over health care at APME forum Updated: Apr-30-16 3:05 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Poor people on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion could still get coverage under a block-grant system if President Barack Obama's health overhaul is repealed, Republican Sen. John Boozman said Saturday.
- Tobacco tax for Medicaid plan faces challenge in Oklahoma Updated: Apr-30-16 2:12 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma's Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the GOP-controlled Legislature.
- Indiana to get about $9.2M in drug discount case settlement Updated: Apr-30-16 3:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is receiving roughly $9.2 million as part of a settlement involving a heartburn treatment.
- Computer science demand forces state's colleges to ramp up Updated: Apr-30-16 3:06 am
SEATTLE - Four years after graduating from the University of Washington, Audra Linsenmayer began to realize that the job opportunities were few for someone who had majored in English and psychology, as she had.
- Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat Updated: Apr-29-16 8:27 pm
PATNA, India - With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.
- Lawmakers agree budget; Planned Parenthood funding survives Updated: Apr-29-16 8:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Legislature on Friday adjourned its 2016 session with agreement over a roughly $7.35 billion budget, following days of private meetings that ultimately stopped an attempt by GOP lawmakers to remove state funding for Planned Parenthood.
- 1st-round picks boost OSU's cachet on recruiting trail Updated: Apr-29-16 7:26 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thursday night was good for Ohio State, not only for five of its former players who soon will be rich, but also for its coaches who are trying to sell the program to elite recruits.
- Correction: Notre Dame-Indianapolis story Updated: Apr-29-16 6:45 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - In a story April 25 about the University of Notre Dame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school was taking over five schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis through its Alliance for Catholic Education program. The university says it is entering into a partnership with the schools.
- Reservation hospitals face Friday deadline to not lose funds Updated: Apr-29-16 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The government agency that administers hospitals on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian reservations faces a Friday deadline to reach crucial agreements with federal health officials to avoid losing funding.
- Kansas to text parents who owe child support payments Updated: Apr-29-16 3:55 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Department for Children and Families officials say it will begin texting parents who owe child support in an effort increase collections.
- Oklahoma Medicaid cuts to limit mental health care access Updated: Apr-29-16 3:31 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Health Care Authority board has approved cuts that could potentially trim care for thousands of low-income residents with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
- State program helps Nevada families purchase homes Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The state is helping more Nevada residents own property by offering grants for down payments to qualifying families.
- Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.
- Colorado House sends roads, schools spending bill to Senate Updated: Apr-29-16 1:33 pm
DENVER - A bill to increase investment in Colorado's underfunded roads and schools has passed the House.
- South Dakota getting $525K through Protonix settlement Updated: Apr-29-16 12:41 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota is getting more than half a million dollars in a settlement involving a heartburn treatment.
- New York governor: Give Medicaid to inmates before release Updated: Apr-29-16 12:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison.
- House approves split of settlement money from BP oil spill Updated: Apr-28-16 11:48 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a compromise plan for doling out settlement money from the 2010 oil spill - one that could help stave off cuts in Medicaid this fall.
- Drug company to pay back rebates owed to Washington Updated: Apr-28-16 6:43 pm
SEATTLE - The state attorney general's office has announced a national pharmaceutical company accused of underpaying drug rebates owed to Medicaid will pay Washington $22.9 million.
- Gilead 1Q profit tumbles on slower hepatitis C drug sales Updated: Apr-28-16 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Gilead Science Inc.'s earnings tumbled more than 17 percent in the first quarter as steeper discounts and rebates on its blockbuster hepatitis C drugs cut into sales.
- South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure Updated: Apr-28-16 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.
- Stenehjem chides Burgum for using state tax credit program Updated: Apr-28-16 4:46 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Gubernatorial candidate Wayne Stenehjem chided GOP foe Doug Burgum on Thursday for using a North Dakota tax credit program to invest in more than a dozen out-of-state companies.
- Aetna tops Street 1Q forecasts, hikes 2016 forecast Updated: Apr-28-16 2:14 pm
Aetna's first-quarter earnings slid nearly 7 percent as enrollment dipped, but the nation's third-largest health insurer topped Wall Street expectations and hiked its 2016 profit forecast.