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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 22, 2014

States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

By Michelle Andrews

If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those who don't may have to pay more of the cost of their medical services, and in some cases may be refused services.

Categories: Economics, Health

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 11, 2014

Prison Worker Finds Request For Medical Care After Inmate Dies

By Robert Wildeboer and Patrick Smith


(Duration: 7:26)

On July 28, 2012, Elawndoe Shannon put in a request for sick call at the prison where he was housed in Lawrence, Illinois. Two days later, he died. The day after his death a nurse in the health care unit finally got his request slip for medical care.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Health

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