Suffering in secret: Illinois hides abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities | The Chicago Tribune
In the first comprehensive accounting of mistreatment inside Illinois' taxpayer-funded group homes and their day programs, the Tribune uncovered a system where caregivers often failed to provide basic care while regulators cloaked harm and death with secrecy and silence.
Phoenix abortion clinic sues Arizona attorney general's office | The Arizona Republic
An east Phoenix abortion clinic has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Attorney General's Office, asking a judge to block investigators from inspecting names and un-redacted records of "patients who have had abortions and donated fetal tissue."
With state backing, Sacramento bids for 1,500 health insurance jobs | The Sacramento Bee
With Sacramento bidding against Arizona, Texas and Illinois, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development on Thursday approved a $7 million tax credit for Centene Corp., a St. Louis-area company that runs Medicaid programs for states. Centene, which already employs several hundred workers in the Sacramento region, will only receive the tax credit if it delivers the new jobs.
A state mental health task force has issued nine recommendations aimed at relieving the bottlenecks that delay Minnesotans from getting care.
Under Trump, new questions about mental health benefits in Texas | The Texas Tribune
As Republican lawmakers plot a full repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health law, benefits for mental health care and substance abuse treatment for a little more than 2.6 million Texans enrolled in small or individual health plans may be among the casualties.