Health Care

Health/Medical
4:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Report looks at number of pre-baccalaureate health care workers in Omaha metro

A new report says 44 percent of the Omaha metro area’s health care workforce doesn’t have a bachelors’ degree.

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Health/Medical
8:12 am
Fri June 27, 2014

AARP report focuses on long-term care services for older adults

An AARP report gives Nebraska mixed results when it comes to meeting the long-term health care needs of older adults and the disabled.

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Government
8:46 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Nearly 1,000 Iowa, Nebraska VA requests not scheduled

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.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

VA working to re-establish medical foster home program

44 states have a medical foster home program where elderly veterans receive care in a private home.

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Health/Medical
1:29 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Nearly 43,000 Nebraskans enroll in marketplace

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.

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Government
2:10 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Heineman vetoes nurse practitioner regulation bill

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.

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Government
7:58 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Heineman signs Nebraska autism coverage bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An estimated 1,000 Nebraskans will receive insurance coverage for autism therapies under a new state law.

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Government
7:52 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Branstad backs extension of health care policies

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.

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Government
8:23 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Report looks at impact of Douglas County Health Center

A new report shows the Douglas County Health Center generated $36 million in wages and salary in 2012.

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Health/Medical
7:55 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Nebraskans reminded of health insurance deadline

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.

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