Health Care Costs

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Study: Families Who Struggle With Food Insecurity Also Face Higher Health Care Costs

With hundreds of thousands of people in Cook County already having trouble finding enough healthy food, a new study reveals that struggle might bring an added burden: higher health care costs.


Doctor Generic

Affordable Care Act: Options Limited For Workers With Existing Benefits

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports many people with jobs that provide health benefits already could be disappointed by what they find.

CBS 2–09/27/2013

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Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To Offer

Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.


The main entrance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CSO Musicians Get Raises, But Costlier Health Care

Musicians with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will receive a 4.5 percent salary increase over three years under a new contract but will also have to pay increased health care costs.


Illinois State Capitol

Governor Makes Gloomy Forecast For Ill. Budget

The long-term forecast for the Illinois budget looks gloomy, with less state money available and government services facing cuts, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said Tuesday.


Rahm Emanuel On Health Care

Emanuel Lays Out Plan To Cut Health Care Costs

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is laying out his plan to cut health care costs for city employees.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010