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Dental Therapists Fill Medicaid Holes and Dentists’ Pockets

A new study suggests dental therapists would boost dentists’ profits and help more Medicaid patients get care. So why are dentists so opposed to states’ efforts to license them?

Districts Re-Evaluate How to Keep Kids in School and Out of Trouble

A recent report seeks to help states and school districts updating their policies to avoid suspending students for bad behavior -- a practice studies show makes them more vulnerable to dropping out and getting in trouble with the law.

Uncompensated Care Dropping Fast in Medicaid Expansion States

But it's unclear whether the savings will be enough to help hospitals offset cuts from the Affordable Care Act.


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Ratio of seriously mentally ill people in U.S. state prisons and jails to those in state psychiatric hospitals.

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June 19, 2014

Who Wants to Intern for the Government?

Most college kids don't, but according to a new survey, women, minorities and community college students have more interest than others.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Poop-Throwing Mayor Resigns
Governments Trying to Tax the Sharing Economy
Health & Human Services
Fla. Governor Approves Medical Marijuana
N.Y. Governor Not Ready to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill
Infrastructure & Environment
Why N.H. and Minn. Decided to Fix Rail Safety
It's Costing More to Build Energy Infrastructure in Texas
Management & Labor
New Jersey's Largest Pension Fund Votes to Sue Christie
What Would You Change About Government?
Public Safety & Justice
Utah's Ariz.-Like Immigration Law Upheld, But with Limits
Texas Seeks Boost in Border Patrols
Ariz. Group Gives Up on Marijuana Legalization for Now
New Jersey Will Scale Up Heroin OD Antidote
Louisiana Governor Orders End to Common Core, But Can He?
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