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    In focus on our weekend nationwide rundown; the union representing the fired University of Cincinnati police officer involved in last week’s fatal shooting says he should get his job back; a potential compromise for Pennsylvania which has had no budget for a month; new tactics to combat Long Island’s heroin epidemic; and a call for grounding chopper training in the North Cascades.

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GRAPHIC: As Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, many are praising its impact on Pennsylvania children and families. Research from several studies indicates that kids who receive Medicaid benefits have better health, and do better in school and employment throughout their lives. Graphic courtesy Center on Budget Policies and Priorities.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children in Pennsylvania and around the nation is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Nearly half of Pennsylvania's children receive services though the healthcare program, created pri ...Read More

PHOTO: As Medicaid nears the half-century mark, a new report compiles research about its effects on West Virginia children. Photo courtesy National Institutes of Health.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Medicaid is 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Renate Pore, director of health care policy for West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare, says 60 percent of the pregnancy care and birt ...Read More

PHOTO: As Medicaid reaches the half-century mark this week, a new report compiles research about its effects on Virginia children. Photo courtesy National Institutes of Health.

RICHMOND, Va. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Two in seven Virginia children receive services though the healthcare program, which was created primarily for poor families and those wit ...Read More

PHOTO: Children who benefited from Medicaid expansion are more likely to have better health, get a good education and earn more money, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Children and Families. Photo courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Health.

SALT LAKE CITY – A report released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Medicaid has found the program improves a child's long-term health, education and economic success. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid. This week's ...Read More

PHOTO: As Medicaid turns 50 this week, a new report highlights the difference the health insurance program has made in the lives of low-income children in Illinois, including better health, education and financial outcomes as adults. Photo credit: Alex Prolmos/Flickr.

CHICAGO – Medicaid marks its 50th anniversary this week, and a new report examines the lifelong benefits the program has provided to some of Illinois' most vulnerable children. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, kids who receive Medicaid benefits grow int ...Read More

PHOTO: Medicaid marks its 50th year of providing health coverage to low-income children in Ohio and around the nation this week, and research demonstrates the effects of the program on children's health, education and economic outcomes. Photo credit: Hubert Hackett/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Over one million Ohio children – about 46 percent – receive visits to the doctor, prescriptions and other medical care through Medicaid, and a new report underscores the lifelong value of the program as it turns 50 this week. Report co-author Joan Alker, executive ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report compiles research about Americans who began receiving Medicaid coverage and benefits as children, and found multiple, long-term benefits in adulthood. Photo credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – More than one million North Carolina children benefit from Medicaid coverage, and as the nation's largest public health-insurance program turns 50 this week, a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds Medicaid has long-term benefits for c ...Read More

PHOTO: Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows when children are covered by Medicaid, it brings them benefits for life. Photo credit: Republica/Pixabay.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Medicaid turns 50 this week, and according to data compiled in a new report, children covered by Medicaid often enjoy lasting health and well-being benefits. Roughly half of Maryland residents receiving Medicaid are children, and the report found kids covered by Medicaid were ...Read More

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