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217 Today: Biden administration to block conservative states from charging monthly premium for Medicaid

Montana State Rep. Ed Buttrey (R) - HD21

Montana State Rep. Ed Buttrey (R) - HD21 Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Today's headlines:

  • Parts of southern Illinois are recovering after a sudden storm dropped about ten inches of rain and hail in less than 24 hours.
  • Meteorologists say we should expect dangerous heat and strong storms in Central Illinois on August 3.
  • Comparisons between the Holocaust and abortion are putting Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey on the defensive.
  • The mayor of Champaign is thanking police and prosecutors for the arrest of a man who allegedly emailed her with threats of a mass shooting.  

In today's deep dive, we'll hear how a new Biden administration policy could put Medicaid expansion in some conservative states at risk.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Reginald Hardwick, Dave McKinney, Jim Meadows and Dan Gorenstein.