- Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment inspires new Georgia law Updated: May-03-16 4:16 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia's governor has signed a bill inspired by former President Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment.
- Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits Updated: May-02-16 4:05 pm
CHICAGO - Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes.
- Proposal would require insurance coverage for Lyme Disease Updated: May-01-16 4:20 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would require insurance companies to provide coverage for doctor-prescribed Lyme Disease treatments.
- 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.
- GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans Updated: Apr-28-16 8:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found.
- Efforts to help Flint amid water crisis get $520,000 boost Updated: Apr-27-16 7:21 am
FLINT, Michigan - The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is distributing more than $520,000 to help deal with Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water.
- Missouri lawmakers send bill on medical expenses to Nixon Updated: Apr-26-16 6:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed legislation to change how medical expenses are handled in court, sending the measure to Gov. Jay Nixon.
- Speaker Harwell's health care task force holds first meeting Updated: Apr-26-16 5:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Members of a health care task force assigned with proposing alternatives to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan on Tuesday stressed their desire to include "circuit breakers" to prevent out-of-control costs.
- Governor says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is withdrawing from the federal government's refugee resettlement program over safety concerns, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday after taking what could be a largely symbolic action to show displeasure with President Barack Obama's administration.
- More people accessing mental health services in New Mexico Updated: Apr-25-16 7:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The number of New Mexicans accessing behavioral health services through government-funded programs has increased nearly 5 percent within a year's time, adding to a surge that began with the expansion of the state's Medicaid program.
- Feds issue new standards for Medicaid insurance plans Updated: Apr-25-16 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration Monday set new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, which in recent years have become the main source of coverage for low-income people.
- Rhode Island Foundation awards nearly $300,000 in grants Updated: Apr-23-16 12:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded nearly $300,000 in health care grants to eight local organizations.
- City of Piedmont to eliminate health benefits for employees Updated: Apr-21-16 2:06 pm
PIEDMONT, West Virginia - City of Piedmont officials have voted to terminate health benefits for city employees.
- UnitedHealth to pull out Affordable Care Act coverage Updated: Apr-21-16 7:48 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - UnitedHealth is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act health coverage in Louisiana next year. That will force about 29,000 people to find a new insurance provider under the federal health care law.
- States seek ways to regulate steep air-ambulance costs Updated: Apr-19-16 10:04 am
HELENA, Montana - The first time Jason Ebert needed an air ambulance, it saved his life. The second time, it nearly broke the bank.
- 2 universities launch joint Miss. health partnership Updated: Apr-19-16 7:38 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have launched a new partnership aimed at addressing the state's health care challenges.
- World health leader to speak at Mount Holyoke commencement. Updated: Apr-18-16 1:01 pm
SOUTH HADLEY, Massachusetts - Human rights and medical access advocate Dr. Joia Mukherjee (JOY'-uh MOO'-ker-jee) is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Mount Holyoke College's commencement.
- The Latest: Sanders expands on campaign message at Vatican Updated: Apr-15-16 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' trip to Rome to speak the Vatican conference on social and economic justice (all times Eastern Daylight Time):
- In New Mexico, appointments times lag for Medicaid patients Updated: Apr-13-16 9:25 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A spot survey by state analysts found low-income Medicaid patients in New Mexico are waiting on average from three weeks to nearly two months to get an appointment with a doctor, prompting new concerns about barriers to health care access for the poor and disabled.
- The Latest: New Mexico pays more benefits in 1988 lawsuit Updated: Apr-13-16 7:19 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Latest on access to health care among Medicaid patients in New Mexico (all times local):
- Harwell touts health care initiative; Dems call it 'charade' Updated: Apr-12-16 5:25 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell on Tuesday touted a new initiative to improve health care access in the state, but Democrats quickly derided it as an election-year "charade" to deflect criticism of lawmakers who rejected the governor's Insure Tennessee proposal.