State Highlights: All Policemen In This Alaska Village Have Criminal Records, Including The Chief, Report Finds; Kansas To Phase In New Vaccine Rules For Schools

Media outlets report on new Alaska, Kansas, Ohio, Maryland, California, Texas, Virginia and Connecticut. ProPublica/Anchorage Daily News: The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted Of Domestic ViolenceWhen Nimeron Mike applied to be a city police officer here last New […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said if he’s elected president he would build on the Affordable Care Act rather than move to a whole new health care system, such […]

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State Highlights: Lead Paint Suppliers Settle Decades-Long Battle With California For $305M; Lawmakers Call For Increased Scrutiny Over Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Program

Media outlets report on news from California, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin and New Hampshire. Reuters: California Settles Decades-Long Lawsuit Over Lead Paint, But Outcome Is BittersweetWhen Californian counties and […]

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State Highlights: NYC Wants To Shift Patients Out Of ERs And Into Primary Care Offices; Sharp Geographical Disparities Found In Transgender Care Coverage

Media outlets report on news from New York, California, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Texas and Delaware. The Wall Street Journal: New York City Hopes To Ease Strain On Its Emergency RoomsThe country’s largest public-hospital system is about to […]

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State Highlights: Rhode Island’s Laws On 911 Calls Hide Important Facts From Public; Hundreds Of Colorado Child Neglect Cases Sent To Wrong Email Account

Media outlets report on news from Rhode Island, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Georgia, Connecticut, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and California. ProPublica: Going Quiet: More States Are Hiding 911 Recordings From Families, Lawyers And The General PublicRhode […]

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Medicare Advantage Overbills Taxpayers By Billions A Year As Feds Struggle To Stop It

Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion the past three years alone, but federal officials say they are moving ahead with long-delayed plans to recoup at least part of the money. Officials have […]

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State Highlights: Maryland Cites ‘Dickensian’ Abuse Conditions In Suit Against For-Profit Group Homes; Researchers Grapple With Problems Of Diagnosing Rat Lungworm Disease In Hawaii

Media outlets focus on news from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Hawaii, Tennessee, Virginia, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, Missouri, Georgia, Washington, Maryland, Oregon, Colorado, Ohio, Florida and West Virginia. ProPublica: Maryland Sues Notorious For-Profit Group Homes. […]

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Unwieldy TennCare System That Relied Heavily On Hard-Copy Forms Resulted In Thousands Of Kids Dropped From Insurance

The Tennessean looks at the dramatic negative effects the paperwork system — which has now been replaced — had on the state’s children. Medicaid news comes out of Indiana, New York and Montana, as well. The Tennessean: At Least 220,000 […]

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Judge Orders Improvements In Tracking, Caring For New York’s Severely Mentally Ill Living In Supported Housing

A ProPublica and Frontline investigation about gaps in oversight for patients living outside institutions prompted U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis to order a report and make recommendations for improving care. At least six had died and others struggled to live […]

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State Highlights: Barriers Slow Investigation Of Deaths At St. Louis County Jail; Health Insurance Scam Impacts Dozens In Massachusetts

Media outlets report on news from Missouri, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, California, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Texas, Michigan, Mississippi and Nebraska. St. Louis Post Dispatch: Why Are People Dying At The St. Louis County Jail? Even […]

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Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bills To Stabilize Utilities After Wildfires, But Critics Call Law ‘A Reward For Monstrous Behavior’

The legislation is complicated and was quickly shepherded through the California Legislature with fears of the utility companies going bankrupt if something wasn’t done. The bill will provide investor-owned utilities with at least $21 billion to pay for damage from […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Could The ACA Really Go Away?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Affordable Care Act was back in court again this week — this time before a three-judge panel at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. A lower […]

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State Highlights: Parents File Lawsuit Over New York’s Ban On Religious Exemptions For Vaccinations; Publisher Cuts Off Online Subscription Access To UC Researchers

Media outlets report on news from New York, California, Maryland, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Oregon, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida. The Wall Street Journal: Parents Sue Over Ban On Religious Exemptions For VaccinationsThe first of several anticipated lawsuits challenging […]

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California Expands Medi-Cal To Cover Young Adults Living In Country Illegally As Issue Gains Traction In 2020 Race

California already covers low-income children regardless of immigration status, but now has become the first state in the country do go further to young adults. Meanwhile, the Democratic debate thrust the issue into the national spotlight after the candidates showed […]

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New Hampshire’s Republican Governor Plans To Sign Bill Enshrining Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

Republican Governor Chris Sununu’s announcement came on the same day that lawyers in a federal case that could overturn the Affordable Care Act hold oral arguments. New Hampshire Public Radio: Sununu To Sign Bill To Protect Health Coverage For Those […]

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State Highlights: Texas Ordered To Relieve ‘Crushing’ Workloads Of Those Who Oversee Foster Care Program; Connecticut To Boost Mental Health Parity Regulations

Media outlets report on health news from Texas, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgia, Minnesota, Louisiana and Florida. Dallas Morning News: Texas Must Alleviate ‘Crushing’ Foster Care Caseworker Workloads, Appeals Court RulesTexas will have to submit to […]

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In Era Of Conspiracy Theorists, Sandy Hook Families Are Having To Prove Their Children Lived And Their Children Died

But they’re starting to gain ground against the hoaxers. Meanwhile, a top Virginia Republican proposed surprise legislation that would ban guns in government buildings. The Washington Post: Sandy Hook: First, They Lost Their Children. Then, The Conspiracies Started. Now, The […]

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