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Legal Wrap: States Turn to Prosecuting Pregnant People

Tennessee lawmakers proposed a dangerous new law that allows for prosecuting pregnant people while a South Carolina woman will serve time after prosecutors claim she killed her infant via breastfeeding.

Tennessee lawmakers proposed a dangerous new law that allows for prosecuting pregnant people, as a South Carolina woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly killing her infant while breastfeeding.

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U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw both a troubled initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act's website and a surge of higher-than-expected enrollment numbers after those troubles were resolved, is resigning on Friday.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw both a troubled initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s website and a surge of higher-than-expected enrollment numbers after those troubles were resolved, is resigning on Friday.

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Survey: Most Pennsylvanians Want State to Accept Medicaid Expansion

A new survey reveals that 59 percent of Pennsylvanians want Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid.

A new survey reveals that 59 percent of Pennsylvanians want Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid.

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Pennsylvania Considers Navigator Bill That Could Sabotage Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed legislation that experts say would hinder the ACA enrollment process and would be illegal under new federal regulations that are likely to pass in the near future.

Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed legislation that experts say would hinder the ACA enrollment process and would be illegal under new federal regulations that are likely to pass in the near future.

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Missouri Republicans Introduce Dozens of Anti-Choice Bills While Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

The Missouri Capitol building in St. Louis

No state has seen as many anti-choice bills introduced this year as Missouri, where Republican lawmakers are simultaneously resisting an expansion of Medicaid that could improve health outcomes for hundreds of thousands of residents.

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How Louisiana Slashed Medicaid Funding for Pregnant Women and Blamed a Typo

Louisiana health officials appear to have cut funding for the state’s Medicaid program for pregnant women based on a typo on the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov.

Louisiana health officials appear to have cut funding for the state’s Medicaid program for pregnant women based on a typo on the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov.

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Pennsylvania Gradually Easing off Job Requirement in Medicaid Non-Expansion Plan

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett had hoped to make the state the first to tether job-search requirements to Medicaid eligibility.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett had hoped to make the state the first to tether job-search requirements to Medicaid eligibility.

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Virginia Assembly Closes Without Passing Medicaid Expansion—Or a Budget

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has called legislators back for a special session that will begin March 24. If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the state government will shut down.

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Texas Lawmakers Who Cut Family Planning Meet to Talk ‘Legislative Achievements’

While the committee heard testimony from state health officials, about one hundred members of Texas' "orange army" convened at the capitol complex and were joined by lawmakers including state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate running for lieutenant governor.

The Texas senate health and human services committee met on Thursday to tout newly expanded funding to family planning services, but critics say they have a long way to go.

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Deadline Approaches in Virginia Medicaid Expansion Battle (Updated)

By March 8, we should know the outcome of the budget reconciliation process between Virginia's Democrat-controlled senate and Republican-controlled house, which will determine whether access to health-care coverage will be expanded for 400,000 uninsured, lower-income Virginians.

By March 8, we should know the outcome of the budget reconciliation process between Virginia’s Democrat-controlled senate and Republican-controlled house, which will determine whether access to health-care coverage will be expanded for 400,000 uninsured, lower-income Virginians.

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