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Ark. given OK to move forward with Medicaid plan

Arkansas has been given initial approval to move forward with plans to overhaul its Medicaid program as the state faces a potential $80 million shortfall next year, a spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday. Full story

Bill: Divert medical marijuana money for treatment

Nevada Health and Human Services officials say lawmakers should pass a bill that would take money from the state's medical marijuana program a to fund a drug treatment program. Full story

Nevada Assembly debates health, welfare budgets

Some of the outrage over Gov. Brian Sandoval's original buffet of proposed cuts was gone Friday, four days after he announced $46 million in "add-backs" to health and human services programs. Full story

Senators mull health and human budget cuts

What was supposed to be a review Wednesday of health and human services budget cuts was as much a number-crunching session as a turf war over just who has final say over how money will be spent. Full story

SC lawmakers halt access to brand-name drugs

South Carolina senators chipped away Wednesday at spending on the state's Medicaid program, approving budget measures that will make it tougher for patients with mental illness or HIV/AIDS to get name-brand drugs. Full story

Neb. emergency medical services training scheduled

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is scheduling several training sessions around the state in May. Full story

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  How a repeal will hurt health reform

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains how President Barack Obama’s health care reform law is helping Medicare beneficiaries with their prescription drug costs.

  Government recommends lower fluoride levels

In the first change in fluoride recommendations in 50 years, the HHS announced Friday that it is has recommended that the EPA lower the level of fluoride in the nation's drinking water to the lowest end of the optimal range to prevent tooth decay. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Sebelius on impact of failed Omnibus Spending bill

Senate Republicans are making sure that any short term fix to keep the government open will not include money for President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform bill. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses.

  Obama unveils new rules for health services

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks about the White House’s new plan for preventative health care.

  Loophole found in health care law for children

The Secretary of Health and Human Services said Wednesday her department is clarifying regulations to ensure insurance coverage for children with pre-existing conditions. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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