Virginia in stalemate over Medicaid The Washington Post With two days to go before they are supposed to leave town, House Republicans and Gov. Terry McAuliffe showed no signs Thursday of budging in their standoff over expanding Medicaid, bringing Virginia closer to a historic budget stalemate. NCSL research on Medicaid
Remote medicine tests physician licensing rules Stateline Many states are embracing telemedicine by encouraging it in their Medicaid programs and requiring private insurers to pay for it. But they have made little progress in removing medical licensing barriers that proponents of the technology say have kept doctors and hospitals from expanding even more. NCSL research on telehealth
Parents in the military With the number of custody and visitation issues among military families growing, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws drafted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA) to allow states to adopt a procedure for courts to use when faced with this unique situation
Toll road partnerships and a dog named Shep The public-private partnership involved in rebuilding the U.S.36 highway corridor between Denver and Boulder has sparked controversy as well as memories of a toll booth mascot dog named Shep.