- The Latest: Kansas House delays debate on budget plan Updated: May-01-16 1:01 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Legislature (all times local):
- 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Medicaid expansion could still get coverage under a block-grant system if President Barack Obama's health overhaul is repealed, Republican Sen.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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law Updated: Apr-28-16 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama's health care law this summer - stiff medicine for consumers and voters ahead of the national political conventions.
- New Jersey doctor facing fraud charges loses his license Updated: Apr-28-16 11:14 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A New Jersey doctor accused of giving unnecessary steroid injections and creating fake patient records has been stripped of his license.
- Ohio Medicaid gets $25M from Pfizer drug discount settlement Updated: Apr-28-16 8:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state attorney general says Ohio's Medicaid program will get nearly $25 million from drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s payments to resolve allegations that one of its companies didn't give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private buyers of a heartburn treatment.
- Drug companies to pay North Carolina $45M in settlement Updated: Apr-28-16 6:09 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina will receive $45 million in a settlement with drug makers Pfizer and Wyeth.
- Michigan gets $17.2M from settlement in drug discount case Updated: Apr-28-16 5:43 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is getting $17.2 million after drugmaker Pfizer Inc. agreed to resolve allegations that one of its companies failed to give Medicaid the same discounts it provided to private purchasers of a heartburn treatment.
- House OKs $38.8B general spending bill with more for roads Updated: Apr-27-16 7:12 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan would spend more on road construction, expanded health coverage for the poor and a criminal investigation into Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis under a $38.8 billion general budget bill approved Wednesday by the House.
- Many lawmakers pan McCrory difference on teachers, workers Updated: Apr-27-16 6:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory's $22.3 billion budget proposal released Wednesday relies on slower Medicaid growth and a small revenue surplus to let him offer permanent pay raises to most teachers and avoid proposing spending cuts that have become routine since the Great Recession.
- Louisiana House supports Planned Parenthood defunding bill Updated: Apr-27-16 6:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An effort to strip Medicaid financing from Planned Parenthood if the organization starts performing abortions at its New Orleans clinic won the backing Wednesday of the Louisiana House.
- West Virginia doc sentenced in drug, health care fraud case Updated: Apr-27-16 5:48 pm
BECKLEY, West Virginia - A Beckley pain clinic doctor has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for illegally prescribing a controlled substance and submitting false health care claims.