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.


Sink at State Capitol Complex
Sam Dunklau/NPR Illinois
January 24, 2018

‘Possible Presence’ of Legionella In Illinois Statehouse Complex

Legionella bacteria, which has created problems for an Illinois veterans home in Quincy, might be present at the State Capitol Complex. Initial water tests from a burst pipe showed the presence of Legionella DNA. But until additional test results come out, state officials are saying it’s safe for employees and visitors to continue their daily routine.


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Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
January 18, 2018

Lawsuit Claims Illinois Children Denied Medically Necessary Services

A lawsuit against Illinois’ Department of Healthcare and Family Services claims the state illegally withholds medically necessary services from children with severe mental health disorders. The suit's lead attorney says some parents desperate to get their children help have surrendered them to the foster care system. The case was settled in federal court this week.


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