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A federal appeals court in Chicago is deciding whether the State of Indiana has the right to ban refugees from Syria.  Days after terrorists struck Paris, France last November, Indiana Governor Mike Pence placed a ban on Syrian refugees from being resettled in the state.

Governor enacts new law expanding Medicaid

Jul 23, 2013

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. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more on a new Illinois law expanding Medicaid.

For the first time, low-income adults without children will be eligible for Medicaid. Specifically, adults within 138-percent of the poverty level, so someone making just under $16,000.