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AP Health Issues

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.
Published: 12/03/16
McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law but delay changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative
Published: 12/03/16
Legislature may curtail municipal retiree health benefits

Legislature may curtail municipal retiree health benefits

A push to curtail health care benefits for current and future municipal retirees in Michigan is setting up a fight
Published: 12/03/16

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Steve Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year with the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain.
Published: 12/03/16

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Steve Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year with the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain.
Published: 12/03/16

July 1 start date sought for Montana crime victim rights law

The ACLU of Montana along with representatives of city and county governments have petitioned the Supreme Court asking that a constitutional initiative passed by voters not take effect until July 1
Published: 12/02/16

Governor announces 1-year extension of Insure Oklahoma plan

The federal government will continue for another year to fund an Oklahoma program that uses a combination of state tobacco tax revenue and federal Medicaid money to help provide health insurance coverage for nearly 20,000 low-income Oklahoma workers
Published: 12/02/16

Walmart cites settlement agreement in same-sex benefits case

Lawyers for a former Walmart employee who sued the retail chain for denying her same-sex spouse health benefits have asked a federal court judge to approve a $7.5 million class-action settlement
Published: 12/02/16
US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

The government says the nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, hitting $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person
Published: 12/02/16

Virginia health official warns of hepatitis C 'tidal wave'

Virginia's top health official is warning that the state soon be dealing with skyrocketing rates of hepatitis C and HIV due to the ongoing opioid epidemic
Published: 12/02/16