Medicaid

State News
6:57 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Sources: Rauner to call for big budget cuts; more corrections officers

Illinois' new Republican governor will pitch a plan for fixing the state's budget mess that includes deep spending cuts, according to three lawmakers with knowledge of the proposal. 

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State News
2:35 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Illinois makes health care payments for dead

A new report finds Illinois has continued making health care payments for people who died, despite officials saying last year that the problem needed to be fixed.

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State News
5:56 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Forget Pensions And Salaries: Medicaid Biggest Piece Of Rauner’s Budget Pie

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Governor Bruce Rauner will deliver his state of the state address Wednesday, and if his preview speeches are any indication, the governor will continue to blame part of Illinois' budget problems on the salaries and benefits of state workers. 

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Government
5:41 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

State: 685,000 people sign up under health law in IL

It's been a year since the Affordable Care Act launched in Illinois. The state says 685,000 people have taken advantage of the law --- more than expected.

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Government
4:57 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Some question efficiency of Illinois’ Medicaid overhaul

The state of Illinois has been undertaking a massive change to its system of health care for the poor, elderly and disabled. IT's meant to streamline the struggling system and save money. But some say the state is moving too slowly.

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Government
3:20 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Illinois sees surge of Medicaid patients

Illinois officials are dealing with a surge of new patients in the Medicaid program. Its part of last month's rush of people seeking coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Government
4:17 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

State lawmakers: new union deal could hurt Medicaid cost savings

This year, Illinois began a program to cull the state's Medicaid rolls.  So far, it has resulted in two out of every five recipients being dropped. But some lawmakers say a new agreement with a labor union jeopardizes further cost savings. 

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State News
6:42 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Little accomplished in first week of veto session

Illinois legislators were supposed to meet this week for three days as part of the fall veto session. Instead they left Springfield after only two. Little was accomplished during that time. 

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State News
6:08 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Governor enacts new law expanding Medicaid

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.

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State News
1:34 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Il Senate approves Medicaid measure

A measure that would implement a key part of “Obamacare” in Illinois is on its way to the governor’s desk, after it was approved by the Senate Tuesday.

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