Health Care http://kios.org en AARP report focuses on long-term care services for older adults http://kios.org/post/aarp-report-focuses-long-term-care-services-older-adults <p>An AARP report gives Nebraska mixed results when it comes to meeting the long-term health care needs of older adults and the disabled. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:12:44 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49359 at http://kios.org Nearly 1,000 Iowa, Nebraska VA requests not scheduled http://kios.org/post/nearly-1000-iowa-nebraska-va-requests-not-scheduled <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An audit of Veterans Affairs facilities has found nearly 1,000 veterans who requested an initial appointment in Iowa or Nebraska over the last decade, but have not yet been seen. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:46:24 +0000 Associated Press 48472 at http://kios.org VA working to re-establish medical foster home program http://kios.org/post/va-working-re-establish-medical-foster-home-program <p>44 states have a medical foster home program where elderly veterans receive care in a private home.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 46724 at http://kios.org Nearly 43,000 Nebraskans enroll in marketplace http://kios.org/post/nearly-43000-nebraskans-enroll-marketplace <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new federal report says nearly 43,000 Nebraskans signed up for health insurance in the six months since the federal marketplace was launched. Thu, 01 May 2014 18:29:27 +0000 Associated Press 46544 at http://kios.org Heineman vetoes nurse practitioner regulation bill http://kios.org/post/heineman-vetoes-nurse-practitioner-regulation-bill <div><p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nurse practitioners will still need to collaborate with physicians in order to practice in Nebraska, after the governor vetoed a bill that would have changed state regulations. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:10:50 +0000 Associated Press 46087 at http://kios.org Heineman signs Nebraska autism coverage bill http://kios.org/post/heineman-signs-nebraska-autism-coverage-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An estimated 1,000 Nebraskans will receive insurance coverage for autism therapies under a new state law.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:58:43 +0000 Associated Press 46069 at http://kios.org Branstad backs extension of health care policies http://kios.org/post/branstad-backs-extension-health-care-policies <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad says Iowa has agreed to a federal recommendation that will allow thousands of residents to hang onto health insurance policies that don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:52:03 +0000 Associated Press 45841 at http://kios.org Report looks at impact of Douglas County Health Center http://kios.org/post/report-looks-impact-douglas-county-health-center <p>A new report shows the <a href="http://dchc.douglascounty-ne.gov/">Douglas County Health Center</a> generated $36 million in wages and salary in 2012. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:23:17 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 44818 at http://kios.org Nebraskans reminded of health insurance deadline http://kios.org/post/nebraskans-reminded-health-insurance-deadline <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some lawmakers are urging Nebraskans to enroll in a health insurance plan under the federal health care law by the end of the month. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:55:28 +0000 Associated Press 44703 at http://kios.org VA officials: 47 percent of Omaha area veterans accessing care available to them http://kios.org/post/va-officials-47-percent-omaha-area-veterans-accessing-care-available-them <p>A VA official estimates 53 percent of veterans aren’t accessing care available to them. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:51:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 43258 at http://kios.org