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VA Senate Approves Measure
The VIRGINIA Senate approves a measure that would make the Old Dominion the 33 rd state to expand Medicaid eligibility under the tenets of the Affordable Care Act. The proposal must return to the House before it can go to...
IA Senate Approves SF 2349
The IOWA Senate gives final approval to SF 2349 , which would allow insurance carriers to resume selling small-employer policies that don’t meet Affordable Care Act rules, such as those requiring coverage for maternity...
Health In Florida
FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott (R) extends for 60 days an earlier executive order declaring the opioid crisis to be a state of emergency. The extension is the second since Scott issued his original order on May 3 (ORLANDO SENTINEL).
Health In California
CALIFORNIA Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D) announces he would shelve SB 562 - a Senate-approved bill that would implement a statewide single-payer health care system in the Golden State – for the year without a vote in...
Louisiana Signs A Trio Of Bills
LOUISIANA Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signs a trio of bills aimed at addressing the Pelican State’s severe opioid crisis. Those measures include: SB 55 , which requires doctors to check the state’s prescription...
Florida Amended HB 1397
The FLORIDA Senate declines to hear an amended version of HB 1397 , which would have created rules for the Sunshine State’s nascent medical marijuana industry, killing the measure for the year. Rules to regulate the medical...
Oregon Approves SB 719
The OREGON Senate approves SB 719 , which would establish a process for a judge to issue an “extreme risk protection order” if a person is found by clear and convincing evidence to pose a risk of suicide or threat...
Health In Florida
The 11 TH U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that a 2011 FLORIDA law limiting the ability of doctors to ask their patients about their gun ownership is unconstitutional. The court left intact a portion of the law that bars doctors...
Health In NE
The NEBRASKA Legislature rejects LB 1032, which would have expanded Medicaid in the Cornhusker State to cover and additional 97,000 low-income residents (KTICRADIO.COM [WEST POINT]).
Health In FL
FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott (R) signs...