health http://peoriapublicradio.org en Kirk, Rauner: health care program poses problems for state http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-rauner-health-care-program-poses-problems-state <div>Monday was the final day for most people to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;Two prominent Illinois Republicans say the state could face some big problems down the road because of the program.</div><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Tony Arnold 21080 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk, Rauner: health care program poses problems for state Peoria County looking for one health provider between jail, juvenile center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-looking-one-health-provider-between-jail-juvenile-center <div>Peoria County is looking to consolidate eight separate health services between the Jail and Juvenile Detention Center under one provider. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20805 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County looking for one health provider between jail, juvenile center State Rep. Farnham steps down http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-rep-farnham-steps-down <p>A day after the primary race, a member of the Illinois House has stepped down. The legislator is under federal scrutiny.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:14:23 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20502 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Rep. Farnham steps down Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-more-insurance-increased-abuse-cases-il-children <div>The annual Kids Count report shows fewer Illinois children are without health insurance, but the number of cases of child abuse is climbing. &nbsp;The report from Voices for Illinois Children assesses a variety of areas in a child’s well-being including education, health and development and economic security. &nbsp;It shows Peoria County’s child abuse rate is double the state average. Trish Fox directs the Peoria Center for Youth and Family Solutions. She says that family income is a significant factor towards child abuse:</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:03:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19863 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report: more insurance, increased abuse cases for IL children City County Health Department looking at service shift http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-county-health-department-looking-service-shift <div>The Peoria City/County Health Department will likely change the way it delivers services as a result of new health trends. &nbsp;Administrator Greg Chance says the department used to provide a large amount of immunizations and pre-natal care:</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19006 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City County Health Department looking at service shift ‘The Onion’ helping with healthcare sign up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/onion-helping-healthcare-sign <div>A new banner of ads will top "The Onion" website. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on the state's latest effort to get young people to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.</div><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:06:34 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18783 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘The Onion’ helping with healthcare sign up Intentional delay for IL health care sign up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/intentional-delay-il-health-care-sign <p></p><div>The deadline is rapidly approaching to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and Illinois is finally taking to the airwaves to let people know about it. &nbsp;The delay was intentional:</div><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:32:10 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16316 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Intentional delay for IL health care sign up IL lawmaker calls on child welfare agency admins to resign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmaker-calls-child-welfare-agency-admins-resign <p></p><div>An Illinois State Senator is calling on top administrators running the state’s child welfare agency to resign. &nbsp;That’s after they revealed the agency had mis-reported how many Illinois children died from abuse or neglect for the past several years. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:37:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 16146 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmaker calls on child welfare agency admins to resign Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/healthcare-reform-could-add-need-more-doctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new health care law could contribute to a need for more primary care doctors. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 14995 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors State Sen. Rose: conspiracy to shut out Health Alliance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-sen-rose-conspiracy-shut-out-health-alliance <p>State Senator Chapin Rose says state regulators conspired to shut out Health Alliance on a technicality. &nbsp;The Mahomet Republican was among the lawmakers in a legislative hearing Wednesday, questioning the decision to choose four other providers of Medicare Advantage retiree contracts. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:21:22 +0000 Jeff Bossert 13895 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Sen. Rose: conspiracy to shut out Health Alliance