The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: 1 in 5 people in McLean County are on Medicaid. And a big shakeup is coming.


Photo Courtesy of Heidi Winfrey

July 25, 2023

Today's headlines: 

  • Senator Dick Durbin believes the U.S. Supreme Court has been making a string of bad decisions lately – and its decision on President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness program is one of them.
  • President Joe Biden will sign a proclamation on Tuesday to create the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument across three sites in Illinois and Mississippi.
  • The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services was in Chicago on Monday to talk about lowering the prices of prescription drugs.
  • Heat indexes are expected to surpass 100 degrees on several days this week.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn about how recent Medicaid redeterminations may impact people in McLean County.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Norman Hall, Mawa Iqbal, Tom Shelley and Ryan Denham.