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Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Florida hospitals and the patients they serve are suffering as a result of the state's failure to expand Medicaid, according to a new report. (krosseel/morguefile)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's been two years since the onset of Medicaid expansion, and a new report says it's paying off for states that have helped close their "coverage gaps" with economic benefits for health-care systems and the people they serve. But Florida is missing out. More than a half-millio ...Read More

Minnesota environmentalists say an update to the EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act could limit the state's own safeguards. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - One step forward, two steps back. That's how some Minnesota environmentalists describe new federal rules on toxic substances that could limit the state's own protections. Congress this week sent a bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act to President Obama's desk. It's th ...Read More

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ammounced plans on Thursday to improve access to public lands. (froggidonna/morguefile)

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gov. Steve Bullock announced a series of measures Thursday to improve access to public lands, saying they are an important part of the state's heritage. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation is worth about $6 billion to the Montana economy and supports ...Read More

Topics at the Idaho AFL-CIO Conference this week will be getting health insurance and higher wages to more Idahoans. (wavebreak/iStockphoto)

BOISE, Idaho - About 100 labor leaders from across the state will be in Boise on Monday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Idaho branch of the AFL-CIO and to plan the union's strategy for the next year. One big priority is Medicaid expansion. About 78,000 Idahoans are stuck in the coverage g ...Read More

A new study confirms broad benefits from expanding Medicaid, and says health-care facilities are feeling the pinch in states such as Virginia that haven't done it. (Scott/Wikipedia)

RICHMOND, Va. – States that expand Medicaid are seeing benefits across their health-care systems and beyond, according to new research. Study co-author Jack Hoadley, a research professor at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, said they studied safety-net hospitals and ...Read More

Colorado Community Health Centers are making big contributions to the state's economy and health. (imtmphoto/iStockphoto)
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DENVER - Colorado's 20 Community Health Centers generate $782 million in economic activity in the state, according to a new report by the Colorado Community Health Network. Ross Brooks, CEO with Mountain Family Health Centers, says direct contributions come from purchasing goods and services from ...Read More

PFOA in Hoosick Falls drinking water has been traced to two local factories. (Daniel Case/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Environmentalists are asking the state Legislature to extend the time limit facing those made ill by contaminants in the water at Hoosick Falls. Rare and aggressive forms of cancer and thyroid disease are unusually common in Hoosick Falls. Tests have identified more than 2,000 people ...Read More

Online accessibility issues kept Eva Eason from updating her voter information by herself. (ACLU)

NEW YORK – New York's online voter-registration system doesn't work for people who are blind, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. States are required by law to meet standards of accessibility and confidentiality for services such as online voter registration. Susan Dooha, executive direct ...Read More

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