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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

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

Carle Working To Improve Its Score On Infections

By Jim Meadows

Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana is one of more than 700 hospitals at risk of losing 1 percent of its Medicare payments. Those hospitals make up the 25 percent of U.S. hospitals that scored poorest for patient infections and complications, according to preliminary data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Categories: Government, Health


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