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    The federal government says it's satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.

  • LePage pushes for photos IDs on welfare cards

    While some of Maine Gov. Paul LePage's proposals to overhaul the state's welfare programs have hit resistance in the Legislature, the administration is pushing forward with a piece of its agenda that it doesn't need lawmakers to sign off on: putting photo identification on benefit cards.

  • Wos, NC lawmakers at odds during meeting

    North Carolina's health secretary defended her agency's work since she took the job last year, responding Thursday to criticism from top Republican legislators who questioned whether the department could operate effectively and pull off any Medicaid overhaul.

  • NC Medicaid gap estimate lower than last year

    North Carolina's Medicaid shortfall this fiscal year isn't expected to be as large as it has been in recent years, state budget officials told legislators Wednesday. But number crunchers said uncertainty remains about the gap in one of state government's largest programs.

  • Maine House OKs bill to cancel consultant contract

    Maine lawmakers gave the first nod Tuesday to a bill that would cancel the state's nearly $1 million contract with a consultant reviewing its Medicaid program.

  • Maine health officials admit shredding documents

    State officials admitted Friday in a public hearing that Maine's Center for Disease Control destroyed state documents and manipulated selection criteria in a state program.

  • Panel endorses changes to MaineCare rides system

    A legislative committee has approved a bill to make changes to the troubled system that provides non-emergency rides to Maine Medicaid patients.

  • Dispute arises over timing of marijuana ID cards

    The attorney general's office is advising against issuing identification cards this summer to New Hampshire residents eligible to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana for medicinal purposes under a new state law.

  • North Carolina officials report 8 more flu deaths

    Health officials in North Carolina say eight more people died of flu-related illnesses last week, raising the death toll to 74 for the season dating back to November.

  • 3 North Carolina child service offices to close

    Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating more than 170 state employee positions. Many displaced workers could get rehired for similar jobs.

  • NC computer system upgrade director leaving job

    The director in charge of a statewide computer system designed to streamline North Carolina government assistance applications is leaving his job early next month for the private sector.

  • Feds pleased for now with NC on food stamps

    Federal regulators said Friday they're satisfied for now with North Carolina's efforts to eliminate a large backlog of food stamp applications that threatened funding for the state to continue administering the program.

  • Deputy secretary adds job as NC Medicaid leader

    A cardiovascular surgeon who's already got two leadership hats within the state Department of Health and Human Services now has a third as the new leader of the state Medicaid office.

  • NC Medicaid offices get scrutiny from 2 firms

    The North Carolina agency running Medicaid is getting two fresh sets of eyes to look at their finance and audit offices as Gov. Pat McCrory's administration seeks a better handle on a program that spends $13 billion annually.

  • McCrory team leading next NC gov't reform study

    North Carolina state leaders are once again embarking on a top-to-bottom review of state government. And once again, there's bound to be resistance to carry out changes.

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