Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds up a copy of the American Health Care Act during a March 7 news conference with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (left), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., outside
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May 25, 2017

GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

The revised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than if that act, also known as Obamacare, were to remain in place. The GOP bill would also reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.


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May 19, 2017

Mass Transit Use Correlates With Obesity Rates

Riding the bus could help you lose weight, or at least that's what some of the data shows. University of Illinois professor of computer science Sheldon Jacobson pulled publicly available county health and transportation records to see if there was a correlation between mass transit use and obesity.


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.


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