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Pharmacy ND launches new educational website

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As Republicans prepare to reveal their new healthcare plan, one North Dakota news and informational website is prepared to help citizens understand all the confusing, information surrounding the industry. The topic is universal to everyone, and no one can argue that it’s anything less than complicated. With this in mind, the creators of Pharmacy ND want to make understanding the ...

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Analysis: Expect confrontation at tonight’s GOP debate with Kasich part of the fight

BOULDER, Colo. — For the past month, John Kasich has lamented that the last Republican presidential debate was merely a “demolition derby” that pushed him to the grandstands because he refused to take part. Now the Ohio governor seemingly has kicked out the glass of his campaign car and is revving up the engine for tonight’s debate in the Coors ...

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Gov. Mead says it’s time to look at tapping rainy day fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Citing falling oil and coal revenues, Gov. Matt Mead said it is time to look at tapping into Wyoming’s rainy day fund and revisit whether the state should expand the federal Medicaid program. Mead said Wednesday that he didn’t believe the state needs to consider raising or imposing new taxes. “I don’t think that’s necessary at this time ...

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Hickenlooper has plan to cut down on Colorado’s pending TABOR refund

Gov. John Hickenlooper pitched a fix Thursday to what some call Colorado’s “fiscal thicket,” a complex network of constitutional amendments — most notably the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — and state laws that dictate how state government spends taxpayer dollars. The plan — spelled out in a four-page letter to Democrat and Republican leaders in the General Assembly — hinges ...

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Round two: Marcellus shale vs. health and health care

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania authorized another Marcellus Shale Impacts study that will take a second look at health and health care. The main concern and purpose of the study is to show the potential health effects that Marcellus Shale drilling and related development activities have on humans.  It is believed that the various phases of drilling and development can ...

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President’s order will affect Texas

AUSTIN — With President Barack Obama planning to use his executive authority to give work permits and temporary protection from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants, Texas could see diverse effects, from boosting the economy to draining state resources. Texas has an undocumented immigrant population of about 1.46 million people, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a ...

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Health care, gas drilling industries await Gov.-elect Wolf’s footprint

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is expected to push for change affecting two high-profile industries in Pennsylvania — natural gas production and health care — when he takes office in two months. The York County Democrat successfully campaigned on a number of policy differences with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, including a pledge to extract more tax revenue from natural gas drillers and ...

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2 sentence in $258 million Medicaid fraud scheme

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says the operator of community health centers in Baton Rouge and a patient recruiter for a community mental health center in Houston have been sentenced in a $258 million Medicare fraud scheme. The sentences were handed down Friday in federal court in Baton Rouge. The department said 53-year-old Roslyn F. Dogan, ...

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