The tens of thousands of people with a history of serious illnesses who are enrolled in high-risk insurance pools created under the Affordable Care Act will have two more months before they lose that coverage, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.
A federal judge rejected a preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement over NFL concussion claims.
Consumers who missed the first big deadline to get insurance through the Affordable Care Act have another chance to get coverage soon. Anyone signed up by Wednesday -- that is Jan. 15 -- will be covered starting the first of next month.
Restaurants know customers eat more at fixed-price buffets than when they pay a la carte. Economists have been saying for years that the same kind of behavior goes on in the federal Medicare program for seniors and the disabled.
People who signed up recently for health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois now have until Jan. 30 to pay their first month's premium and still get coverage for all of January.
While road conditions are improving inside Champaign and Urbana city limits, authorities ask that travel not be attempted in rural areas.
The bitter cold is shattering records in Illinois, including one in Chicago that's 120 years old.
University of Illinois students will return to a smoke free campus after their holiday break. The Urbana campus officially banned smoking on all campus property Jan. 1, as well as the littering of tobacco products.
People with chronic conditions will be better protected from crippling medical bills starting in January, as the health law's coverage requirements and spending limits take effect.
The White House released new figures on Sunday that show a surge in the number of Americans who have signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace.