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Oregon drafts plan to improve mental health care offerings

Oregon has created a three-year plan to improve mental health care access after a federal investigation found problems with the system
Updated: 6 hours ago

Gov. Baker vetoes Lyme disease bill; files his own version

Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required health insurers to cover the costs of a certain drug treatment for chronic Lyme disease
Published: 07/29/16

More time given for Arkansas medical marijuana petitions

A campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas has been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed to get its proposal on the November ballot
Published: 07/28/16

Second dispensing organization authorized in Florida

Florida's Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana
Published: 07/28/16

Access Health CT to help people enroll in private plans

Connecticut's health insurance exchange will hold more enrollment fairs this weekend to help up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans
Published: 07/28/16

Most Idaho lawmakers receiving state health care coverage

Idaho lawmakers are eligible for the same health care benefits as full-time state employees even though they are considered part-time workers
Published: 07/27/16

Montana health insurance companies seek rate hikes

Insurers say they're losing money on the Montana marketplace thanks to rising health care costs
Published: 07/27/16
Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?

Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?

In a letter to Medicare's administrator, Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley says the Part D prescription program must be "free from exploitation" and asked if it meets that test as currently structured
Published: 07/27/16

'Where's my stuff?'_ first medical pot shop opens in Florida

The first shop that can legally sell medical marijuana in Florida has opened at a strip mall in Tallahassee, and Dallas Nagy has become its first customer, buying cannabis capsules that he hopes will ease his chronic muscle spasms and seizures
Published: 07/26/16
Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

Parents of newborns with rare severe birth defects used to hear the grim words that the conditions were incompatible with life
Published: 07/26/16