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State Officials Ponder Proposals That Reduce Access To Dental Care, Increase Costs

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Policy I cover the intersection of state & federal policy and politics. There are many challenges facing the governors and state lawmakers acro... read more

Porn industry asks health officials not to require condoms

Scores of porn actors, writers, directors and producers pleaded with state officials ... sex to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV and other diseases. Producers would also be required to pay for medi... read more

Baker seeks expanded roles for health care providers

Charlie Baker wants to give optometrists, nurse practitioners and podiatrists more responsibilities as part of a broader effort to reduce health care costs and improve coverage, but the ... he said. " ... read more

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Medicaid HMOs say they will fight state proposal to contract with national pharmacy benefit company

They also said the plan is expected to potentially increase pharmacy costs ... but the state is at full risk.” Murdock said the state’s proposal “appears to set up a new silo (that) is contrary to the ... read more


What's inside the Republican health care bill?

The upstate counties and Long Island send $2.3 billion to the state to help pay for Medicaid. The amendment would give the state the incentive to stop passing down Medicaid costs to the counties, thou... read more

Medicaid proposal by Gov. John Kasich would transform system in Ohio

John Kasich's budget proposal passes, the ... To tackle rising costs, states have made across-the-board cuts in payments to hospitals, doctors and other health care providers. They've also proposed sl... read more

17 ideas for you to prioritize to help address the opioid crisis

Continue to reduce opioid prescribing. Eighty percent of heroin users start off by misusing prescription opioids. Since easy access to opioid medications ... leaving Maine counties and the state to pi... read more

Soda tax

Free access ... A similar proposal, S.B. 916, died last year in the Senate Appropriations Committee. A 2018 Senate Appropriations analysis found the new law would have caused an "unknown, potential in... read more

Oregon could be model for Wisconsin's Medicaid cuts

"We want as many people as possible to have access to some care, rather than let some have terrific access and other people have none," Bartholow said. The proposal ... the line on the list as high as ... read more

Bevin’s Medicaid Changes Would Charge New Premiums

Steve Beshear, expanded the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. More than 400,000 Kentuckians have signed up for the expanded service. Vision and dental insurance ... take away hea... read more

State could eliminate hundreds of jobs under latest proposed cuts

Officials were not available to offer clarification on unclear proposals ... Montana State Prison for two to three months. The infirmary in Lewistown would also be closed, leaving 25 inmates without a... read more



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