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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Inmate Dies 3 Hours After Seeking Medical Care

By Robert Wildeboer and Patrick Smith

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Keith Dean has a manila envelope that causes him a lot of grief and regret, but he can’t throw it out. On his front porch, by the light of a single lamp next to his front door on a quiet street in Gary, Ind., he turns the envelope over in his hand.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Health


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

By Michelle Andrews

HIV/AIDS drugs like AZT are lifesavers for many people. But insurers' policies on paying for the drugs vary widely.

Four Florida insurers allegedly discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS by structuring their prescription drug benefits so that patients are discouraged from enrolling, according to a complaint filed by health advocacy groups.

Categories: Government, Health





CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - July 05, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Inspection Signs at C-U Restaurants Now Show When Re-Inspection Required

By Claire Everett

Between January and May, 32 restaurants in Champaign-Urbana failed health inspections. But despite the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District’s new notification system include , diners still had no easy way of knowing if a restaurant failed --- until now.

Categories: Government, Health

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

By Mary Agnes Carey

Customers walk into a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City on Monday.

In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a key exemption to the health law's contraception coverage requirements when it ruled that closely held for-profit businesses could assert a religious objection to the Obama administration's regulations.

Categories: Business, Health

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