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Legal Beat

Court refuses to order Arizona to pay for transgender teen’s surgery – Cronkite News

A federal appeals court has refused to order Arizona’s Medicaid program to pay for the transition surgery of a transgender teen who claimed the state’s failure to do so amounted to sex discrimination. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upheld a lower court that said the 15-year-old had not shown that male chest reconstruction surgery

Medicaid

Arizona lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion for postpartum care – Cronkite News

Photo: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, D-Tucson Advocates are pushing Arizona lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for women after they give birth, to help improve maternal health outcomes and combat rising pregnancy-related deaths. Medicaid – which is administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS – covers women for up to 60

COVID-19

Biden’s vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

President Joe Biden’s aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into culture wars that have festered since the onset of the pandemic. In South Carolina, Gov. Henry

COVID-19

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out effort to curb the surging COVID-19 delta variant. Speaking at the White House,

COVID-19

Biden to require COVID vaccines for nursing home staff

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that his administration will require that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding. Biden unveiled the new policy Wednesday afternoon in a White House address as the administration continues to look for ways to use

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