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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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.


In this Feb. 27, 2012, file photo, a residential building at the Jacksonville Developmental Center is seen during a media tour of the facility.

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December 30, 2016

Report: Auction Preceded Move To Group Homes In Illinois

A published report details problems during former Gov. Pat Quinn's administration as Illinois closed an institution for adults withdevelopmental disabilities. The Chicago Tribune reports state officials required
group home operators to promise not to undermine the closure plans - or risk getting no referrals to fill beds. The Tribune reports 67 businesses signed a loyalty pledge to avoid being shut out of referrals in what amounted to an auction.


The U of I's Josh George, winner of Chicago Marathons in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2014.

Josh George

August 12, 2016

U Of I Athlete George Talks Sunday Event In Champaign, Growing Popularity Of Paralympians

With all the attention on the Summer Olympics in Rio, some may not know that more events will be held in the city about three weeks from now.  Seven athletes from the University of Illinois are currently competing there, but seventeen others with connections to the Urbana campus are prepping for the Paralympics, starting September 7.  There's a chance to meet these athletes in downtown Champaign Sunday, including 4-time medialist Josh George.


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