An Illinois Medicaid expansion enabled by the nation’s health-care overhaul might not cover some mental health services designed to keep people from landing in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes and jails, Illinois Public Radio's WBEZ has learned.
Illinois officials are scaling back on certain hospital and nursing home inspections because of the partial federal government shutdown.
Dr. Douglas Aspros says the federal health law is increasing his costs to buy medical equipment, which he has no choice but to pass onto his patients — most of whom are uninsured.
The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.
This year's Nobel Prize for chemistry is shared by three international scientists, who moved chemistry out of the lab and into the world of computing.
Illinois state officials say the Women, Infants and Children program or WIC will continue despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.
A Health Alliance spokeswoman says criteria regarding enrollment numbers kept the insurance carrier from offering Medicare Advantage plans to retirees.
While many cannot afford dental care, people in Champaign had the chance on Friday to get free dental exams.
The head of one Illinois retirees group says there are many unanswered questions regarding the state’s recent decision to remove Health Alliance from its list of Medicare providers in 2014.
One group feeling the effects of the government shutdown is the blind and visually impaired.