Health Care Costs

Study: Families Who Struggle With Food Insecurity Also Face Higher Health Care CostsWith 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.
Affordable Care Act: Options Limited For Workers With Existing BenefitsCBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports many people with jobs that provide health benefits already could be disappointed by what they find.
Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To OfferEvery 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.
CSO Musicians Get Raises, But Costlier Health CareMusicians 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.
Governor Makes Gloomy Forecast For Ill. BudgetThe 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.
Emanuel Lays Out Plan To Cut Health Care CostsMayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is laying out his plan to cut health care costs for city employees.