Are States Obligated to Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?

  • February 09, 2016
  • Stateline Story
  • By Michael Ollove
New hepatitis C drugs boast cure rates of at least 95 percent. But states are restricting their use for Medicaid patients and prisoners because the cost is so high. Read More

Tribal Recognition

  • February 08, 2016
  • Stateline Story
  • By Teresa Wiltz
For American Indian tribes, getting federal recognition is a highly convoluted and politically charged process that can take decades and cost millions of dollars. Read More

Smart Meters

  • February 05, 2016
  • Stateline Story
  • By Sarah Breitenbach
Worries over safety and privacy have led some states to allow consumers to refuse smart meters that are designed as more accurate and potentially energy-saving devices. Read More
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