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Healthcare hit by economic woes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Washington think tank reports at least 27 states are facing budget gaps that could affect healthcare programs for low-income adults and children.

Medicaid spending up 2.8 percent

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Spending by all states on the U.S. government's Medicaid plan rose 2.8 percent in fiscal 2006, the smallest such jump in a decade, says a national survey.

Medicare drugs to be costly for states

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- More than half the states can expect the Medicare prescription drug benefit to cost them money.

Women's health policies vary by state

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The health care a woman receives can depend significantly on her address, according to a new review that found inconsistent access to care on a state-by-state basis, especially for medical screenings and family planning.
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Call for better coverage for mentally ill

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Millions of Americans are living with serious mental illness, silently suffering and receiving inadequate treatment, according to a recent report from a Washing
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