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The 21st Show - June 28, 2017

Senate GOP Health Care Plan; Year of Public Art in Chicago

On the 21st: How would the proposed Senate GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare affect health care in Illinois? We check in with hospitals across the state and get the latest on a federal lawsuit that may require the state to prioritize Medicaid payments. Plus, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named 2017 the year of public art. We look at public art's impact on the city. 

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The 21st Show - June 27, 2017

Illinois to Halt Roadwork Without Budget; Travel Ban; Peoria Ag Lab

On the 21st: If Illinois’s budget impasse doesn’t get resolved by the end of this week, hundreds of state-funded road construction projects may be halted indefinitely. Plus, how will President Trump's travel ban affect Illinois? We also spoke with state lawmakers who are fighting to save a national agriculture lab based in Peoria.

Care for old people in nursing homes accounts for 21 percent of Medicaid's budget, even though they are just 9 percent of people covered by Medicaid.

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News Local/State - June 27, 2017

From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor. That's the shorthand explanation. But Medicaid is so much more than that — which is why it's become the focal point of the battle in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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