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Changes to GOP health proposal affect older adults, Medicaid

Changes to GOP health proposal affect older adults, Medicaid

Republican leaders hope the latest changes to their health care bill will win enough votes to drive the legislation through the House on a party line vote
Published: 03/21/17

Baker: GOP health bill could cost state $1.5B by 2022

Gov. Charlie Baker says the health care bill before the U.S. House could cost the state at least $1.5 billion in annual federal payments within five years
Published: 03/21/17

Arizona lawmaker honors kidney donors, urges more donations

An Arizona lawmaker is urging people to come forward as kidney donors to help save the lives of more than 2,000 people statewide who need transplants
Published: 03/21/17

Nevada Republican seeks continued care for incurably ill

A Republican state legislator introduced a bill Monday intended to ensure Nevadans with chronic conditions such as his own experience no gaps in treatment
Published: 03/21/17

Proposed ban on marijuana edibles fails in Arkansas House

The Arkansas House has voted against a bill to ban marijuana edibles in the state
Published: 03/21/17

Young not convinced GOP bill is right for health care woes

The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House says he isn't convinced that a GOP bill pending in Congress takes the right approach to addressing health care problems, particularly for a high-cost, remote state such as Alaska
Published: 03/21/17

Man who showed signs of marijuana use strikes girl with car

Authorities say a 32-year-old man who showed signs of impairment from recent marijuana use has been arrested after he struck a 14-year-old girl with his vehicle as she was crossing a street in the San Tan Valley
Published: 03/21/17

Bills on immigration, prescription drugs, OK'd by Md. House

A measure to prevent authorities from detaining immigrants simply on suspicion they are in the country illegally and a bill to stop price gouging for prescription drugs were approved Monday in Maryland's House of Delegates
Published: 03/21/17

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a "wrongful birth" bill prohibiting parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities
Published: 03/20/17

Texas Senate OKs curbing 'wrongful birth' lawsuits

The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a "wrongful birth" bill prohibiting parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities
Published: 03/20/17