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  • Autism Daily Newscast: Nebraska Medicaid won’t appeal court ruling on autism coverage

    By ADNLincoln, Neb. — Medicaid will no longer fight a court's ruling that requires it to start covering autism treatments that are potentially costly, but likely effective.In a court ruling issued June 30, Lancaster County District Judge John Colborn said that he found insurance coverage prohibitions on mental health treatments…

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  • NPR: Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money?

    By Danielle KurtzlebenJeb Bush is again in damage-control mode, this time over an offhand remark he made about Planned Parenthood. He said at an event hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention that Planned Parenthood should be defunded, and he highlighted that he did so as governor of Florida.He then…

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  • U.S. News & World Report: Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding Is Far From Over

    An initial attempt to defund Planned Parenthood was blocked in the Senate this week, but abortion opponents plan to keep up their efforts through the fall.By Gabrielle LevyEfforts to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding, halted for the moment in the Congress, are expected to intensify in the…

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  • HuffPost Live: The GOP, Planned Parenthood & Government Shutdown

    A senators face off over the GOP's efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, we take a look inside the Congressional culture war. What are the motives behind this latest defunding attempt? And is this just the first salvo in the budget battles to come?Watch the video interview here. »

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  • CBS News: Senate Democrats block effort to defund Planned Parenthood

    By Stephanie CondonSenate Democrats on Monday blocked an effort to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood, following hours of debate and commentary from members of the Senate and 2016 candidates about women's health care.The Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was blocked by a vote of 53…

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  • Politico: Defund Planned Parenthood? Not so easy

    Congressional attempts to slash funds could collide with Medicaid law.By Rachana PradhanRepublicans may find that defunding Planned Parenthood is harder than it looks.Even if they manage to overcome the political obstacles — big ones like a Democratic filibuster, a presidential veto, or a battle royal over shutting down the…

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