doctor in a lab
Courtesy CDC.gov
May 02, 2017

Illinois’ Late Payments Could Cost Medicaid Patients Access To Doctors

More than two dozen doctors, health care providers and insurance companies are warning a federal judge in Chicago that they may stop serving hundreds of thousands of poor patients in Illinois if the state government continues to delay its court-ordered Medicaid reimbursement payments.


Graphic advertising Tuesday event at the Champaign Public Library.
C-U Citizen Access
May 02, 2017

ACA Event To Show Stories Behind Numbers

You’ve heard all kinds of numbers related to the Affordable Care Act. The number of people gaining health insurance coverage. The increasing cost of premiums and deductibles. But behind all those numbers are the stories of real people and how the ACA has affected them.


Illustration of a report card.
Chelsea Beck/NPR
April 29, 2017

Trump’s 100-Day Plan, Annotated: Where His Promises Stand

The end of this week marks the 100th day of President Trump's term, and NPR is revisiting his full action plan, with annotations from journalists throughout the newsroom, taking stock of how the president's accomplishments compare with his campaign promises.


Illinois Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, reacts to applause after taking the oath of office in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
April 27, 2017

State GOP Lawmakers Claim Rauner Won’t Layoff Nurses

A group of Republican lawmakers say Gov. Bruce Rauner has rescinded his decision to lay off 124 nurses at the Illinois Department of Corrections. Rauner was planning to move the jobs to a private contractor. The governor has not confirmed the announcement. The Illinois Nurses Association, the union representing the IDOC nurses, says it’s taking all this with some skepticism.


The Illinois House floor.
Tom Lisi/NPR Illinois
April 26, 2017

House Democrats Pass Abortion Legislation

As women rallied at the Illinois Capitol Tuesday, the House passed a measure that would allow abortion to be covered by Medicaid and state-employee health insurance. If it also passes the Senate, it would be the first abortion legislation sent to the governor’s desk in 17 years.


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