health care http://peoriapublicradio.org en Two IL Congressmen question Sebelius during hearing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/two-il-congressmen-question-sebelius-during-hearing <p></p><div>Two Illinois Republican Congressmen are among those critical of problems with the HealthCare.Gov website, nearly a month after its launch. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:19:22 +0000 Sean Powers 14195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Two IL Congressmen question Sebelius during hearing Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-weighs-healthcare-glitches <p></p><div>President Barack Obama Monday said there was ‘no sugarcoating’ the online computer bugs following the launch of his health care law. &nbsp;Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more time is needed before fixing the glitches that people encounter during the enrollment process:</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:44:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13736 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos weighs-in on healthcare glitches Vets speak out on health care reform tax http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/vets-speak-out-health-care-reform-tax <p></p><div>Some veterinarians say the Affordable Care Act&rsquo;s 2.3-percent tax on medical devices is unfair.</div><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:59:51 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13388 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Vets speak out on health care reform tax Illinois gets brand name for health care reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-gets-brand-name-health-care-reform <p></p><p>Illinois officials Wednesday unveiled the brand name for a new insurance marketplace that’s part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan:</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:00:42 +0000 Chip Mitchell 12484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois gets brand name for health care reform Cost for IL healthcare reform coming in 25-percent less than originally thought http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cost-il-healthcare-reform-coming-25-percent-less-originally-thought <p></p><div>Small businesses and uninsured individuals awaiting next week's unveiling of Affordable Care Act insurance policies got a glimpse of how much plans will cost. &nbsp;The cost of coverage in Illinois under the federal healthcare overhaul is coming in at 25-percent less than original estimates.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:05:03 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12420 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cost for IL healthcare reform coming in 25-percent less than originally thought Details missing from federal healthcare rollout http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/details-missing-federal-healthcare-rollout <p></p><div>A major rollout of the federal health care overhaul is rapidly approaching, and significant details are still missing.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:59:25 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Details missing from federal healthcare rollout Governor enacts new law expanding Medicaid http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-enacts-new-law-expanding-medicaid <div>Even as Congress looks to further roll back President Barack Obama's signature health care program, his home state is officially implementing a key part of it.&nbsp;IPR’S<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Amanda </span>Vinicky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has more on a new Illinois law expanding Medicaid.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time, low-income adults without children will be eligible for Medicaid.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Specifically, adults within 138-percent of the poverty level, so someone making just under $16,000.</span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:08:48 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9282 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor enacts new law expanding Medicaid As reviews continue, number covered by medicaid declines http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/reviews-continue-number-covered-medicaid-declines <p></p><div>Early results of a study of Illinois' Medicaid rolls show many recipients don't actually qualify. As part of a broad overhaul of Medicaid, the state's health care program for the poor, Illinois hired a company, Maximus, to verify recipients' eligibility.&nbsp;</div><div></div><div> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:05:25 +0000 2724 at http://peoriapublicradio.org