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Arkansas Gets Waiver for Work Requirement for Medicaid

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Arkansas today became the third state to require Medicaid recipients to work, or try to get work, to qualify for the medical benefit.  LedeTree In most states, anyone who meets certain low income eligibility requirements can qualify for Medicaid, the 50-year-old federal and state healthcare safety net program. But under …

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Opioid Rx Limit Advances in Florida

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Patients would be limited to three days worth of prescribed opioid painkillers in most cases under a bill that passed the Florida House this week.  LedeTree The measure (HB 21) passed the House unanimously on Thursday. It still needs approval from the Florida Senate. The proposed legislation limits the opioid prescriptions …

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California Pot Rules Open Way for Potentially Larger Fields

George Bianchini, left, chief executive officer of Medi-Cone, which produces pre-rolled medicinal marijuana cigarettes, talks with Jeff Ferro, a member of the Cannabis Advisory Committee, at the committee’s first meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The committee released the rules governing the nation’s largest legal recreation marijuana market. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers. Michael R. Blood | Associated Press The thicket of emergency regulations will allow the state to begin …

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