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    Lawmakers approve final attempt to expand Medicaid

    As the legislative session wound down on Thursday, Maine's Democratic-controlled Legislature approved a final attempt to expand health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act.


    Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize...


    Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

    A Colorado proposal to widen a ban on certain types of edible marijuana advanced Thursday in the state House amid concerns that it could be too broad.


    Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response

    Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak.


    Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated

    A judge has reinstated temporarily admitting privileges two doctors who perform abortions say were stripped from them by a Dallas hospital after a court upheld strict new Texas abortion restrictions.


    Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.


    Vermont Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment

    An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head of an addiction-treatment center told...


    Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

    Connecticut's health insurance exchange announced Thursday it enrolled 208,301 people in health plans during the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, more than double its original goal of 100,000.


    California health care sign-ups exceed projections

    A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.


    Auditor recommends penalties against Xerox

    An independent auditor has recommended Nevada levy penalties against Xerox, saying the company failed to achieve key performance benchmarks in operating the state's health insurance exchange.

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