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142 Articles Matching "ballot"

Florida Attorney General Aims To Block Ballot Initiative On Semi-Automatic Gun Used In Parkland Mass Shooting

Jul 31, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Since the school massacre, Florida has passed some of its first gun restrictions, but Attorney General Ashley Moody said the amendment language is "deficient" and misleads voters. Gun violence news also looks at: the military-style weapon used in the most recent mass shooting and how to talk to children about active...
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Juul Readies Backdoor Plan To Dodge San Francisco E-Cigarette Ban With November Vote

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
The November election in San Francisco could include a Juul-sponsored ballot measure that would nix the vaping...
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Oklahoma Advocates Launch Campaign To Get Medicaid Expansion On The Ballot

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The coalition will need to collect nearly 178,000 voter signatures to put the issue on the November 2020 ballot. "We're normal, everyday Oklahomans that care about this issue and we're growing every day," said Oklahomans Decide Healthcare spokeswoman Amber England. Medicaid news comes out of Louisiana and Ohio, as well....
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Missouri secretary of state blocks 'heartbeat' abortion law referendum

Jun 07, 2019 , Reuters
A move to authorize a referendum over Missouri's recently enacted ban on abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy hit a roadblock on Thursday when the secretary of state rejected petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and others to get the issue to the ballot....
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Denver votes to become first U.S. city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

May 09, 2019 , Reuters
Denver will become the first city in the United States to decriminalize magic mushrooms, based on final unofficial results on Wednesday of a ballot initiative about the hallucinogenic drug....
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Fast-Moving Bill To Curtail Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion Secures Key Approval In Utah Legislature

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Lawmakers who have been worrying about the long-term costs of expanding Medicaid have been quickly working to roll back some of the changes that Utah voters approved through a ballot initiative in November's elections. Other Medicaid news focuses on waivers, delays in payment and mental health...
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Utah Voters Approved Medicaid Expansion, But State Lawmakers Are Balking

Feb 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Political fights over health care continue to flare. In Utah, angry voters say lawmakers are disregarding their wishes by trying to limit the scope of a ballot referendum that expanded...
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Nebraska Could Vote On This Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure In 2020

Feb 06, 2019 , Forbes
Nebraska would become the latest conservative state to allow medical cannabis if the measure qualifies for the ballot and voters approve...
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More Red State Medicaid Ballot Measures May Emerge In 2020

Nov 26, 2018 , Forbes
The Fairness Project is evaluating "the viability of campaigns in all states that haven't expanded Medicaid but do have a ballot process" following successful ballot initiatives in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah earlier this...
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Five Ways the Midterms Changed Healthcare

Nov 11, 2018 , RxList
Tuesday's midterm elections resulted in changes in leadership and passage or denial of ballot initiatives that have implications for healthcare...
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Editorial: Newly divided government ensures ACA's security for two more years

Nov 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Repeal-and-replace is dead, buried, gone. Medicaid expansion passed everywhere it was on the ballot. The Affordable Care Act, with its core premise that health insurance is the right of every citizen,...
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American Nurses Association Responds To Defeast OF Massachusetts Ballot Initiative On Nurse Staffing

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The following statement is attributable to Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), in response to the outcome of the Massachusetts ballot Initiative on nurse staffing. Voters rejected the measure, with 70% voting against and 30% voting in favor......
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The environmental ballot measures that midterm voters backed or rejected

Nov 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Among the more than 150 statewide measures on ballots in Tuesday's midterm election were several related to climate change and the environment....
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Maine voters reject universal home care referendum

Nov 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The ballot measure would have hiked taxes to cover no-cost, at-home healthcare services for seniors and disabled people regardless of income...
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Utah Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

Nov 08, 2018 , Forbes
Utah voters Tuesday approved Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act via ballot initiative, overcoming years of Republican opposition by GOP state...
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Calif. health system wins local billing cap ballot battle

Nov 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Stanford Health Care will not see its budget cut by rate-setting ballot initiatives after two union-backed measures failed to...
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Idaho Medicaid Expansion Sails To Victory

Nov 08, 2018 , Forbes
Idaho voted Tuesday to expand Medicaid via ballot initiative, overcoming years of opposition from conservative Republican legislators who refused to pass...
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Midterm elections buoy healthcare stocks

Nov 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Insurer and hospital stocks are trading higher in the wake of the midterm elections, in which Democrats won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and several states passed ballot initiatives to expand...
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Medicaid expansion scores election wins and losses across the country

Nov 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains to New England, Medicaid expansion got a big boost Tuesday from successful ballot initiatives in three states and gubernatorial victories by two Democrats who made expansion a central...
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Health concerns drive voters to back Medicaid, weed and trans rights

Nov 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Voters in 37 states had more than candidates to choose Tuesday. There were more than 150 statewide measures on ballots this midterm election and several involved health-related issues ranging from the taxes on feminine hygiene products to Medicaid expansion, to abortion access, and legalizing the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. Based on the preliminary vote results, here's what some voters went for and what they rejected....
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