Health Care

Education
8:06 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Attorney for school districts: ACA could cut employees' hours

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawyer for public school districts in Nebraska say some are considering cutting hours for part-time employees who work between 30 and 40 hours per week to avoid offering them health insurance benefits.

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Government
8:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Iowa lawmakers to discuss Medicaid expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic proposal to expand Medicaid in Iowa is coming up for debate in a Senate subcommittee.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Thu February 7, 2013

UNMC Study Examines Heart Failure Patients and Exercise

UNMC’s College of Nursing Lincoln Division recently received a $3.36 million grant to fund a 5-year study looking at the adherence to exercise in heart failure patients.

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Government
2:24 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Iowa lawmakers reach agreement on mental health services funding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to provide $11.6 million to counties to fund mental health services in the current budget year.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Fewer Minorities Getting Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Fewer minorities are getting colorectal cancer screenings, according to a new study conducted in the Center for Health Policy at UNMC.

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Government
8:23 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Legislation would require congenital heart screenings for newborns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Doctors who treat newborns are urging Nebraska lawmakers to support a bill that would require congenital heart screenings as a way to help spot potential health threats.

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Government
10:16 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Legislation introduced to expand Medicaid coverage

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would extend Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Health/Medical
2:55 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Flu cases widespread in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa health official calls this the worst flu season the state has seen in many years.

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Government
2:20 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Bill would remove elected officials from state health plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would boot the governor, attorney general and other elected officials off Nebraska's state employee health insurance plan.

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Health/Medical
1:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Two flu deaths in Nebraska this season

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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