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New Kansas Law Helps Parents Prevent Hospitals From Using Do-Not-Resusitate Orders On Kids

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Kansans for Life, an influential anti-abortion group in the state, helped push the bill. Also in the news, Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill to allow out-of-state insurers to sell policies there, the Texas House is weighing transferring funding to a program that helps rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking and the Montana legislature moves toward spending $1 million to help prevent suicide.

N.C. Republicans Offer Medicaid Expansion Bill

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The proposal, offered by four Republican members including a former hospital executive, includes a premium of about 2 percent of enrollees’ household income and protocols for routine physicals and screenings. Media outlets also look at concerns in Oklahoma that new federal policies will cut Medicaid funding for hospitals, a large increase in Medicaid enrollees in Virginia and Florida’s plan to change Medicaid eligibility.

Cities, States Seeking To Break Crime Cycles Look At New Mental Health Options For Prisoners

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“If you took drugs and alcohol and mental illness out of my jail, my jail would be empty,” Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn of Wood County, Ohio, tells Stateline. Also, a federal judge in New York says state officials are subverting a court order to help mentally ill residents, and a new mental health program for teens is launched in Palo Alto, Calif.

These Arkansas Residents Pay Taxes But Won’t Ever Be Able To Qualify For Medicaid, Medicare

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There is a large community of people in northwest Arkansas that live in the United States under a treaty that came about when the Marshall Islands declared independence. Although they contribute to taxes and everything else that comes with living in America, they don’t have access to safety-net health programs like anyone else would.

Maryland Is First State To Take Steps To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding

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The measure would direct $2 million from Maryland’s Medicaid budget and $700,000 for the state’s general fund to family-planning services. Meanwhile, California becomes latest state to support Planned Parenthood of Ohio in its suit against a state law excluding abortion providers from participating in publicly funded programs, and Shonda Rhimes joins the board of the organization.

Louisiana Republicans Decry Increases In Medicaid Spending After Expansion

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As state officials announce that Louisiana’s spending on Medicaid will likely make up about half the budget in 2018, state Rep. John Schroder says, “This is growing uncontrollably.” And other Medicaid developments from Iowa, Wisconsin and Kentucky make news.