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Access Health CT helping 18,000 enrollees find new plans

Connecticut's health insurance marketplace is helping up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans
Published: 05/29/16

Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide hepatitis C drug

A federal judge has ordered Washington Medicaid to provide an expensive drug to all hepatitis C patients, not just the sickest ones
Published: 05/29/16

IFHS senior draws strength from personal tragedy

While other major causes of death decline in the U.S., suicide rates continue to climb, this year hitting a 30-year high according to a report released in April by the National Center for Health Statistics
Published: 05/29/16

Medical pot advocates cheer Illinois governor's about-face

Medical marijuana advocates are applauding Gov. Bruce Rauner's about-face on expanding Illinois' pilot program in length and qualifying conditions, saying it will allow time to show the program is worthwhile and help more patients who are suffering
Published: 05/28/16

Up in smoke: group ends Ohio medical marijuana ballot drive

A group has ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio's general election ballot
Published: 05/28/16

Rauner reverses course on medical marijuana, backs expansion

Gov. Bruce Rauner has reversed course on broadening Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program and is now supporting a plan to extend it nearly two years and add more qualifying health conditions
Published: 05/27/16

Lawmakers OK bill to avoid health care pricing ballot fight

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a bill aimed at avoiding a battle over a health care pricing ballot question
Published: 05/27/16

Mississippi high court won't reconsider drug-pricing case

The Mississippi Supreme Court is standing by its decision to uphold a $30 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit
Published: 05/26/16

Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix has blocked a local doctor from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder
Published: 05/26/16

New York makes it easier to sign up to be an organ donor

A new law in New York state aims to make it easier to sign up to be an organ or tissue donor
Published: 05/26/16