- Bill would ensure insurance coverage of special formula Updated: Feb-12-16 5:24 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Stephanie Greenhill has dipped into her retirement account to pay for the special calorie-packed formula keeping her son alive. Her parents and in-laws also help out, since the family's insurer won't cover the expense.
- Idaho panel backs Medicaid expansion alternative Updated: Feb-11-16 5:46 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion passed its first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature Thursday.
- Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids Updated: Feb-11-16 12:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.
- 2 Texas researchers under fire for Planned Parenthood study Updated: Feb-10-16 9:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
- New Nebraska Medicaid bill reopens old divide in hearing Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars reopened an old divide Wednesday before a Nebraska legislative committee.
- Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies Updated: Feb-10-16 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process.
- House panel OKs bill restoring children's health insurance Updated: Feb-09-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers unanimously passed a measure to lift the temporary freeze on a program restoring coverage to low-income kids.
- Olson enters race for Minnesota House Updated: Feb-09-16 11:49 am
DULUTH, Minnesota - DFL'er Liz Olson is the first candidate to enter the race for the Minnesota House District 7B seat.
- Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured Updated: Feb-09-16 10:05 am
WASHINGTON - Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.
- Enrollment rises for Montana health insurance exchange Updated: Feb-08-16 6:19 pm
HELENA, Montana - More Montanans are getting medical coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace.
- Pro-abortion advocates hold reproductive health care rally Updated: Feb-08-16 4:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Abortion rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
- More than 84,000 Mainers sign up for health coverage Updated: Feb-05-16 3:25 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act.
- Covered California adds 425,000 under Obama health law Updated: Feb-04-16 9:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - More than 425,000 people in California signed up for private health insurance coverage during the third enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law, the state's health insurance exchange announced Thursday.
- State officials say insurance exchange enrollment numbers up Updated: Feb-04-16 9:09 pm
DOVER, Delaware - State officials say figures provided by the federal government show that more Delawareans are selecting health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
- Feds say more than 610K signed up for health insurance plans Updated: Feb-04-16 6:20 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Obama administration says more than 610,000 people in North Carolina signed up for private health insurance coverage during the third year of President Obama's federal health care law.
- 214,148 people sign up for health coverage in Louisiana Updated: Feb-04-16 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New enrollment numbers show 214,148 people in Louisiana signed up for coverage under President Obama's health care act.
- Kentucky tops coverage gains as GOP looks to remake Medicaid Updated: Feb-04-16 5:46 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.
- Number of uninsured people in Washington state cut in half Updated: Feb-03-16 1:28 pm
SEATTLE - The number of uninsured people in Washington state has been cut in half since health care reform took effect, but there are still about half a million uninsured people in the state, the insurance commissioner's office reported Wednesday.
- Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as sign-up season ends Updated: Jan-28-16 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing.
- Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care Updated: Jan-28-16 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members.
- Deal would ban solitary confinement for some Indiana inmates Updated: Jan-28-16 11:51 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A proposed settlement of a long-running lawsuit would bar Indiana's prisons from holding inmates with serious mental illnesses in solitary confinement and improve their access to mental health care.
- Clinic provides free medicine for working uninsured Updated: Jan-27-16 8:09 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A Lafayette clinic that for 10 years provided free prescription medication for some Acadiana residents will now serve only uninsured workers who live in Lafayette Parish.
- Organizers press to sign up Chicago uninsured this weekend Updated: Jan-27-16 4:31 am
CHICAGO - Enrollment events are planned in Chicago as an important deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law.
- Health care fines press millennials as deadline nears Updated: Jan-26-16 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law.
- Blue Cross says it's making progress in North Carolina Updated: Jan-26-16 10:08 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it has reinstated health coverage for thousands of customers who were dropped from the insurer's rolls in North Carolina because of technology problems.