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  • DHH: Child dies of swine flu

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State health officials have confirmed the death of a Northwest Louisiana child caused by the swine flu variety, known as H1N1 influenza, one of several strains currently circulating.

  • President Barack Obama listens to Andres Cruz, second from left, as he has lunch with five young people at The Coupe restaurant in the Columbia Heights section of Washington, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The five are spearheading creative outreach efforts to connect with and help enroll young consumers through the Marketplaces or are interested in getting more involved with these efforts. Seated at the table with Obama at left is Anne Johnson. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama lunches with youth promoting health sign-ups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lunching with five young people to call attention to the need for young Americans to enroll for insurance through his health care law.

  • W.Va. orders company to remove chemicals from facility where leak contaminated water supply

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — W.Va. orders company to remove chemicals from facility where leak contaminated water supply .

  • Study: Medicaid expansion carries $807M cost

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Expanding Maine's Medicaid system under the federal health care overhaul would cost an estimated $807 million and add 266,000 people to the state's Medicaid rolls over the first decade, crowding out funding for the elderly and disabled who need it the most, officials said Friday as they revealed results of a study commissioned by Gov. Paul LePage's administration.

  • Doctor suspended for stem cell treatment

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Medical Board has issued a rare emergency suspension of a Eugene physician's license after the doctor conducted experimental stem cell treatments on patients.

  • Wyoming lawmakers vote to advance Medicaid bills

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Medicaid expansion bills have been sent to the Wyoming Legislature for consideration in the budget session that starts next month.

  • Fort Sill-based soldiers return from Middle East

    LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — About 100 soldiers from Fort Sill are returning to Oklahoma after a deployment to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Cruz calls president 'dangerous and terrifying'

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a conservative conference in Austin Friday that President Barack Obama is lawless, dangerous and terrifying, providing the right-wing rhetoric to his base that makes him so popular in his home state.

  • Vt. House committee considers road to single payer

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The health care committee of the Vermont House began Friday lining up some of the "heavy lifting" tasks that will have to be finished before the state can roll out its first-in-the-nation single payer health care system scheduled for 2017.

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