Healthcare http://peoriapublicradio.org en Union spokesman: "no room to continue discussions" on pensions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/union-spokesman-no-room-continue-discussions-pensions <div>Illinois' public employee unions are hinting that legislators passed up their chance to negotiate on pensions. IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What to do about Illinois' soaring pension debt remains a concern, even though legislators passed a law overhauling the state's retirement systems. Its constitutionality is in question. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:11:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 27122 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Union spokesman: "no room to continue discussions" on pensions Of natural causes: Death in Illinois prisons part 3 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/natural-causes-death-illinois-prisons-part-3 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois taxpayers pay a private company more than a hundred million dollars a year to give health care to prison inmates. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet no one in Illinois knows how good, or bad, the care is. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But that will likely change soon.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of our series “Of natural causes: Death in Illinois prisons,”&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Public Radio's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Robert&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wildeboer</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reports.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On July 28, 2012 </span>Elawndoe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Shannon put in a request for sick call at the prison where he was housed in Lawrence, Illinois. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two days later, he died.</span></p><div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:46:28 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 26198 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Of natural causes: Death in Illinois prisons part 3 Senator Durbin talks veterans healthcare http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-durbin-talks-veterans-healthcare <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with veteran Service Organization leaders in Peoria Friday. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health care access needs of military veterans and the problems facing the VA Department were the topics. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:05:23 +0000 Tamie Yost 25247 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senator Durbin talks veterans healthcare AARP: Il overuses nursing homes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/aarp-il-overuses-nursing-homes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The AARP says Illinois has improved opportunities for elderly people to remain in the community. But it says there are still too many living in nursing homes who need not be.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:25:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 25173 at http://peoriapublicradio.org AARP: Il overuses nursing homes State disability advocates worried about new healthcare initiative http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-disability-advocates-worried-about-new-healthcare-initiative <div>Advocates for people with disabilities say they're worried Governor Pat Quinn's newest healthcare initiative would crowd out certain groups.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:41:35 +0000 Hannah Meisel 18992 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State disability advocates worried about new healthcare initiative Group questions using healthcare hotline number http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-questions-using-healthcare-hotline-number <p></p><div>As the federal government continues to grapple with glitches in the new health insurance website, President Obama this week encouraged people to use the insurance exchanges' telephone hotline instead.</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:17:27 +0000 Sean Powers 13860 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group questions using healthcare hotline number Changes coming in healthcare http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/changes-coming-healthcare <p></p><div>Iowa Health System and its affiliate Methodist Medical Center hosted an informational session yesterday on Coordinated Care. &nbsp;More than a hundred business people attended the event to learn more about changes coming to the healthcare system.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:35:22 +0000 Tanya Koonce 1753 at http://peoriapublicradio.org