Health

May 31, 2018 - 2:55 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story May 30 about Virginia expanding Medicaid, The Associated Press misspelled the House Speaker Kirk Cox's name. It is Kirk, not Kick. A corrected version of the story is below: Gridlock over: Virginia lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion Ending years of partisan...
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May 31, 2018 - 2:20 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor convicted of involvement in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme with a now-defunct New Jersey firm is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Thomas Savino received a four-year sentence Thursday. The 59-year-old New York man had pleaded not guilty...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2016, file photo, a marijuana harvester examines buds going through a trimming machine near Corvallis, Ore. Three years after Oregon lawmakers created the state's new legal marijuana program, marijuana prices in the state are in free fall and the craft cannabis farmers who put Oregon on the map decades before legalization are losing their businesses to emerging chains and out-of-state investors. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon lawmakers created the state's legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for entering the industry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana growers...
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In this May 29, 2018, photo, Sidney Kramer, 92, uses a remote medical monitoring system to check his vital signs at his home in Bethesda, Md. A new poll shows older Americans and their caregivers want to give virtual health care a try, even though Medicare has been slow to pay. Nearly 9 in 10 would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 31, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows older Americans and their caregivers want to give virtual health care a try, even though Medicare has been slow to pay. Nearly 9 in 10 would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one. Thursday's poll by The...
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Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, left, talks with supporters of Medicaid expansion as they celebrate a vote in the gallery of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 30, 2018 - 9:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday evening to a state budget expanding Medicaid coverage to the state's poor, ending years of partisan gridlock on the issue. The state Senate voted in favor of expansion after a full day of debate...
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Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, left, talks with supporters of Medicaid expansion as they celebrate a vote in the gallery of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 30, 2018 - 9:27 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday evening to a state budget expanding Medicaid coverage to the state's poor, ending years of partisan gridlock on the issue. The state Senate voted in favor of expansion after a full day of debate...
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Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, left, talks with supporters of Medicaid expansion as they celebrate a vote in the gallery of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 30, 2018 - 8:29 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday evening to a state budget expanding Medicaid coverage to the state's poor, acting swiftly after the Senate broke years of partisan gridlock on the issue. The House of Delegates voted Wednesday...
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Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, left, talks with supporters of Medicaid expansion as they celebrate a vote in the gallery of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 30, 2018 - 7:28 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is set to end a yearslong partisan battle and expand Medicaid after the state Senate voted Wednesday to approve a budget that expands the program's eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults. The Senate passed Medicaid expansion by a 23-17 vote with four...
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May 30, 2018 - 3:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has thrown out a 2016 California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives after finding that the Legislature unconstitutionally approved it during a special session. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked an appeals court to block and reverse last week's...
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In this May 22, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington. Step by step, the Trump administration is methodically remaking government policy on reproductive health _ potentially limiting access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting "a...
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