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11/06/2019 - MetroNews by: Brad McElhinny
CHARLESTON, WV - An estimated $200 million contract to manage the health care for thousands of foster children has been awarded to Aetna Better Health of West Virginia.

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11/06/2019 - The Herald-Dispatch by: Phil Kabler
CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia’s 2019-20 budget shortfall has grown to $33.26 million as October tax collection of $354.09 million fell $3.47 million short of estimates, according to figures supplied by the Senate Finance Committee.

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11/05/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Harris Meyer
WASHINGTON, DC - With political battles continuing over Medicaid expansion, a new study found states that expanded Medicaid saw greater reductions than non-expansion states in hospital admissions, length of stay and hospital costs for conditions that can be managed with ambulatory care.

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11/05/2019 - West Virginia Record by: Marian Johns
PRINCETON, WV - A patient who had be resuscitated after being given preoperative fentanyl injections while at Princeton Community Hospital for knee replacement surgery is claiming negligence against the anesthesiologist.

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11/05/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Maria Castellucci
WASHINGTON, DC - While the number of patients with injuries or infections in Michigan declined over an eight-year period, a new study found it wasn't because of the penalty-driven Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program.

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11/05/2019 - My Buckhannon
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) secured funding for top West Virginia priorities in the minibus spending package that was passed by the Senate today.

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11/05/2019 - Charleston Gazette-Mail by: Lacie Pierson
CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Tim Armstead is the next chief justice of the Mountain State’s highest court, marking a return to a previous longstanding practice within the court.

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