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  • Thousands of Virginia residents may lose insurance

    Thousands of Virginia residents may lose insurance
    Virginia is fourth behind Florida, Texas and Georgia in the number of enrollees who have not supplied required documentation regarding their citizenship or immigration status to support their application for insurance through the Affordable Care Act's...
  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...
  • Court rulings add urgency to state exchange decisions

    WASHINGTON As states ready their health insurance exchanges for a second open enrollment season in November, many have more to worry about than the computer glitches that plagued them last year. Last month's federal appeals court ruling that said...
  • Thurston for Dems' AG: Editorial

    Thurston for Dems' AG: Editorial
    The two Democrats seeking their party's nomination for Florida's attorney general have directed most of their rhetorical firepower on the Republican incumbent, Pam Bondi, rather than on each other. Which makes some sense. There's not much difference...
  • Time to make chemical storage safety a top national priority

    Growing up in Port Arthur, Texas, I always knew that neighbors and family members seemed to get sick more often than they should. It wasn't until I left and came back that I realized with fresh eyes just how dire our slow crisis was and that my...
  • Democratic candidates for attorney general differ in style, agree on issues

    Democratic candidates for attorney general differ in style, agree on issues
    George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation. The two Democrats are...
  • Hackers stole 4.5 million patients' data in hospital breach

    Hackers stole 4.5 million patients' data in hospital breach
    A cyberattack suspected to have originated in China stole Social Security numbers and other personal data for 4.5 million patients whose records were in Community Health Services Inc.’s system, the company said Monday. The data breach included the...
  • Illinois took too much money from federal Medicaid account, audit says

    Illinois took too much money from federal Medicaid account, audit says
    Illinois overdrew money from a federal Medicaid account by an average of $60 million per quarter over a three-year period because of “faulty” and “imprecise” practices, according to a federal audit released Monday. The U.S....
  • Ban on gay blood donors is a civil rights issue, activists say

    Ban on gay blood donors is a civil rights issue, activists say
    When Ryan James Yezak's workplace hosted a blood drive a few years back, he told his boss he would be happy to donate. Then the West Hollywood resident found out that as a gay man, he was banned for life from giving blood under a federal regulation...
  • Citizenship questions threaten ACA coverage

    Citizenship questions threaten ACA coverage
    Thousands of Floridians who signed up for Obamacare health insurance might have citizenship or immigration issues that require them to file additional paperwork by Sept. 5, federal officials announced. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
  • Insurance companies return millions to Pa. residents

     
    More than 90,000 consumers in Pennsylvania will get a little gift from their health insurance company this year. Eleven insurers will be returning $5.1 million to Pennsylvania consumers under a rule in the Affordable Care Act that gives insurers an...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion from Congress to deal with border crisis

    Obama requests $3.7 billion from Congress to deal with border crisis
    The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for President Barack Obama. It...