Health & Human Services
In several states this year, the march to bring health care benefits to more low-income residents came with the insistence that able-bodied adults put in hours of work or volunteer time each month to retain the assistance.
To tackle stubborn food insecurity in rural areas, one idea is to bring food to those who need it.
A majority of states saw gains in federal dollars as a share of state revenue in fiscal 2016.
Some states are restricting prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications known as benzodiazepines.
Lawmakers are expected to come back into session on Monday to consider dozens of recent vetoes by Gov. Paul LePage on bills ranging from Medicaid expansion to banning "conversion therapy."
Cyndi Lauper, who co-founded one of the groups that issued the report, said her hope is it will help states “amp up” their efforts.
A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.
Many dying patients turn not to medically assisted suicide, legal in just seven states and Washington, D.C., but to palliative sedation.
Gov. Matt Bevin says the plan is the best way to keep the popular program solvent. Critics say he’s ignoring key data and thousands risk losing coverage.
Washington's HealthCareCompare, created by a state agency, allows residents to research the cost and quality of hundreds of medical, dental and pharmacy services and procedures.
A new CDC report highlights geographical trends in leisure-time physical activity.
The decision likely will have broader implications as other jurisdictions have disclosure requirements on the books for pregnancy centers, although those have also been subject to legal challenges.
Amid growing health concerns, policymakers in multiple states want to ban PFAS from food packaging and limit the substances in drinking water.
The lone star tick used to live in warm southeastern states, but its habitat appears to be spreading thanks to rising temperatures across the U.S.
A recent report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office outlined a list of strategies for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen oversight and inspections.
The 132-page plan affects a host of federal agencies and programs, including some that pay for benefits and initiatives for vulnerable and low-income populations.
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Lawsuits in South Carolina and California accuse the states of failing to provide "medically necessary" services for children with autism because Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low that no providers will accept them.
A new law caps the amount of time the federal government will pay to house children in group homes. New York state officials are concerned it will end up costing counties. Colorado, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Wyoming have the greatest percentage of foster children living in group homes.
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