Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Illinois Dept. of Vetrans Affairs
February 13, 2018

2 More Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Found At Veterans Home

Two more confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease were found among residents of a veterans home in the western Illinois town of Quincy where the illness has been linked to the deaths of 13 people since 2015, health officials said.


Atchison-Holt EMT Keaton Shaw radios to dispatch that his ambulance is on the scene.
Bram Sable-Smith/Side Effects Public Media
February 07, 2018

Rural Ambulances Make Do While Waiting for Congress To Renew Funding

In recent budget battles, Congress failed to renew a group of funding measures that many rural communities rely on. These funds keep rural hospitals, clinics, home health care services and ambulances operating. And unless lawmakers vote to extend them this week, many providers could struggle to serve their patients.


Adani Sanchez, client services coordinator for Champaign County Health Care Consumers, meets with a client in her office on January 2, 2018.
Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media
February 05, 2018

Time For Medicaid Recipients To Choose A Managed Care Plan

Illinois contracts with private insurance companies to manage Medicaid benefits, and a recent overhaul of the program reduced the number of providers from 12 to seven. Now is the time to enroll for coverage that will take effect on April 1, and Medicaid recipients who want to continue their providers should find out which plans they take before signing up.


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