Louisiana's Gov. Edwards: Medicaid expansion sign up begins June 1 | Monroe (La.) News Star
More than 300,000 mostly uninsured Louisianians can sign up for Medicaid beginning June 1, Gov. John Bel Edwards testified before a Senate panel Monday morning. "It's one of the easiest decisions I've had to make as governor," said Edwards, who campaigned on expanding Medicaid during last year's election.
Minnesota's ERs become 'holding pens' with surge in psych patients | (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
Hospital emergency rooms across Minnesota are reporting a surge in mental health patients that has turned many ERs into “holding pens” for troubled and sometimes violent adults, often at the expense of other patients needing urgent care.
Workers at New Hampshire state hospital seek to unionize | New Hampshire Union Leader
The union, called the Concerned Psychiatric Professionals of New Hampshire Hospital, is awaiting a decision by the National Labor Relations Board following a recent hearing in Boston, regarding its application for union certification and holding an election.
It will be difficult to prove contaminated water in Flint, Mich. actually caused any particular harm, lawyers with expertise in lead litigation said.
Employees stealing drugs from Ohio pharmacies, healthcare facilities | Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
On average, at least one healthcare worker in Ohio every other day is charged in court or loses a job or professional license as a result of drug theft, and at least 217 healthcare employees in Ohio were implicated in prescription-drug thefts in 2014, according to an analysis by the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration has filed a detailed draft of changes to the state's Medicaid program, kicking off public debate over a requirement that beneficiaries make monthly payments or lose their coverage. If approved by the federal government, the changes would require about 1.5 million Ohioans on Medicaid to contribute to a health savings account to help pay for their care. The changes would take effect in 2018.