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Jeffrey Young

5 New GOP Governors Could Undercut Medicaid Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

The Republican wave at the polls Tuesday didn't just give the GOP more power to obstruct Obamacare in Congress and block Medicaid expansion in more th...

Quinn Signs $1.6 Bilion In Medicaid Cuts, Cigarette Tax Hike Into Law

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed a package of legislation -- including $1.6 billion worth of Medicaid cuts and a $1-per-pack ciga...

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.

Don't Balance the Illinois Budget on the Backs of HIV Patients

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 07.21.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

The proposed Medicaid changes will be a signal this administration is retreating in the fight AIDS. For the thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Illinois who rely on Medicaid, let's hope Gov. Quinn reconsiders.

Can Democrats Handle Illinois' Budget Reality?

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Facing one of the nation's worst budget crises, the Democrats who run Illinois insist they're serious about overhauling the ...

Feds Stop Illinois Medicaid Reforms, Angering Lawmakers

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

A law enacting major reforms to the state of Illinois's Medicaid program hit a stumbling block on Monday, as the federal government announced that two...

Study Highlights Importance of Improved Medicaid Program

John Bouman | Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago
John Bouman

A study released last Friday shows that there is a very serious problem with access to specialty care for children covered by Medicaid and other public insurance.

GOP Senators: Cut State Medicaid By $2 Billion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois should consider cutting health care programs by more than $2 billion as part of a plan to help balance the budget w...

Stimulus May Force Illinois To Fix Medical Bill Backlog

Chicago Public Radio | Gabriel Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois has been a bit of a deadbeat. The state has piles of unpaid bills--including $2 billion just for Medicaid reimbursements. Now this massive ba...

Obama's Medicaid Money Release Could Mean $471 Million For Illinois

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois could collect nearly $471 million from President Barack Obama's decision to release Medicaid money included in the feder...

Illinois To Get $775 Million For Medicaid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal government has approved sending more than $775 million a year over the next five years to Illinois hospitals and other medical providers t...