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Illinois Medicaid Budget

Cigarette Packs Now $1 More After Tax Hike Went Into Effect Sunday

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

It's about to hurt even more to light up a cigarette in Illinois: in addition to the health risks associated with smoking, the habit will be more dama...

Illinois Legislature Approves $1.6 Billion In Medicaid Cuts

Posted 05.26.2012 | Chicago

Illinois legislators have approved $1.6 billion in budget cuts to the state's Medicaid program, which will reduce health coverage for hundreds of thou...

Quinn: Cigarette Tax Hike Could Offset Medicaid Cuts

Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago

As part of a larger strategy to help balance the budget of Illinois' Medicaid program, Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed raising the tax on cigarettes acros...