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Entitlement Benefits: Part 1 of the Disability Holy Trinity

Parents of disabled kids are always on the internet yammering away about something tragic or poignant. Some are more elegant than others (see the exceedingly beautiful essay… 2,421 more words

Rural Colorado Hospitals In Big Trouble If Bill Fails

By Shaun Boyd

DENVER (CBS4) – A standoff at the state Capitol is threatening the survival of rural Colorado hospitals.

Lawmakers have reached an impasse on a bill that, if unresolved, could result in some Coloradans driving more than 100 miles for health care. 486 more words

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Democratic Illinois House OKs Public Funding for Abortions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KMOX) – The Democratic-controlled Illinois House approved legislation Tuesday that would allow the state to cover abortions for state employees and Medicaid recipients, voting just hours after several hundred people from across the state flocked to the Capitol to lobby their lawmakers to support it. 580 more words

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Public Input Sought on Medicaid Reform

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input on the transformation of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs (also known as “Medicaid reform”). 333 more words

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Untreated Cavities in the US

With the vast advancements in the dental field this last decade, it may be surprising to learn that untreated cavities are still a prevalent and persistent issue for many people in the United States. 285 more words

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Lawmakers Seek Vote On Abortion Bill As Women Rally At State Capitol

CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of activists marched on the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, declaring women do not have equality in the U.S., and they won’t stop protesting until they do. 619 more words

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Medicaid cuts would jeopardize critical health services for Wisconsin students

Medicaid plays an important role in supporting Wisconsin students, with schools depending on it to provide services like speech therapy, vision and dental screenings, social work services, a school nurse and personal care for students with disabilities.  >  Wisconsin Gazette