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Illinois Health Care

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...

When Cutting Illinois' Medicaid Program, First, Do No Harm

Andrea Kovach | Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago
Andrea Kovach

The Illinois General Assembly is currently debating where to cut roughly 18 percent of spending from the state's health insurance program for certain low-income populations.

The Affordable Care Act: Preventing Chronic Diseases

Caitlin Padula | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Caitlin Padula

Did you know that switching the focus from treating chronic illnesses to preventing chronic diseases will not only improve the health of individuals and families all over the country, but will also rein in health care costs and strengthen the economy?

Affordable Care Act Anniversary

Andrea Kovach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andrea Kovach

It's time for our leaders in Springfield to make critical decisions about how the Affordable Care Act works in Illinois. Every Illinois resident who cares about their access to health care can help.

GOP Governor Candidates Rip 'Socialized Medicine' While Dems Back Public Option

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Candidates for Illinois governor are split over a national health care plan with all but one Republican saying the state should opt ou...

Illinois To Borrow $1.4 Billion To Pay Bills

Daily Herald | John Patterson and Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois will borrow $1.4 billion to make payments to schools, health care providers and others who've been waiting months to be reimbursed by the sta...

Illinois Health Care Expansion Halted Again

AP | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A judge on Wednesday renewed an order banning state officials from making payments under Gov. Rod Blagojevich's expanded health care program, and sa...