Medical cannabis related products are sold at a Medical Cannabis Outreach clinic in Shelbyville on April 29.
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May 17, 2017

Mobile Clinics Connect Hopeful Marijuana Patients With Doctors

Medical marijuana has now been available in Illinois for about 18 months. But many around the state, particularly in Southern Illinois, say they can't find a doctor in their area to help them. A few groups have found a way to change that — they're now bringing doctors directly to the patients with qualifying conditions. More than 30 hopeful patients registered for a recent clinic in Shelbyvlle, held by Medical Cannabis Outreach.


Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
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May 16, 2017

Addiction Experts Call Out Remarks From Tom Price As Unscientific, Damaging

Addiction experts are up in arms following remarks from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, in which he referred to medication-assisted treatment for addiction as “substituting one opioid for another.” Nearly 700 researchers and practitioners sent a letter Monday communicating their criticisms to Price and urging him to “set the record straight.” 


Scott Bennett on the senate floor.
Seth Perlman/AP
May 12, 2017

Legislation Helping Dentists Passes In Illinois Senate

With Illinois lawmakers struggling to agree on a state budget, the Illinois Senate unanimously passed a contingency plan, for dentists. Many dentists who treat state employees have not been getting paid for their work.


Participants in news conference held by Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
May 11, 2017

Healthcare Consumer Group Director Defends Obamacare, Challenges Rep. Davis To Debate

The executive director of Champaign County Health Care Consumers is challenging Congressman Rodney Davis to a debate about health care issues.

Lennhoff is unhappy with Davis’ support for the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement for Obamacare, which passed the house last week.


retired coal miners
Durrie Bouscaren/St. Louis Public Radio
May 11, 2017

Health Insurance For Coal Miners; Police Officers & Art; U.S. Citizenship; Presidential Libraries

On the 21st: After months of waiting on a life-or-death decision, retired coal miners wondering whether Congress will continue their health insurance have finally received an answer. We also learn about a new art exhibit featuring works by Chicago police officers, discuss citizenship and immigration, and explore the history and purpose of presidential libraries.


Champaign County Nursing Home
Scott Cameron/Illinois Public Media
May 10, 2017

Champaign County Board Votes To Seek Broker To Facilitate Sale Of Nursing Home

The Champaign County Board took a step Tuesday night towards a possible sale of the county nursing home, by voting to authorize their county administrator to seek a broker to facilitate the sale. County Board members in a committee-of-the-whole meeting as the Finance Committee voted 15 to 5 to authorize the issuing of a “Request for Information” or RFI, advertising for a broker to facilitate the sale or transfer of the financially strapped nursing home to a private owner.


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