Hospitals Feeling The Pinch As Budget Fight ContinuesNo state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
13 From Illinois Charged In Federal Health Care Fraud SweepA nationwide health care fraud sweep that led to charges against hundreds of doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners includes four cases being prosecuted in Chicago.
Rauner Calls For Billions In Budget CutsDelivering his first budget address since winning office last fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner said his plan would end "the irresponsible and reckless practices of the past." He said lawmakers must be willing to make politically unpopular decisions to close a more than $6 billion budget hole next year.
Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty To Taking Kickbacks For Anti-PsychoticsA now-suspended psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks and benefits worth nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing an anti-psychotic drug to thousands of elderly and mentally ill patients.
Rauner Previews 1st-Year Priorities: Cut Taxes, MedicaidGov. Bruce Rauner said he will propose a number of reforms to turn the state around, and indicated they would involve making Illinois more attractive to businesses while slashing spending on everything from health insurance for the poor to public-worker pensions and the state's payroll.
Healthcare Council Of Illinois Pushes For Managed Care Bill Of RightsThe Healthcare Council of Illinois made a stop at the Jackson Square Nursing Center Saturday as part of a seven city, seven facility tour designed to get support from nursing home residents for the proposed Managed Care Bill of Rights.
Governor Promises Tighter Controls After Medicaid Paid For Dead PeopleGovernor Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.
Illinois GOP Seeks To Close Appointment LoopholeSenate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two appointees announced several efforts Thursday to close what they described as a constitutional loophole.
Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix ObamacareSome immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.
Food Stamp Outreach Boosting Illinois Medicaid ExpansionAlthough only a few hundred middle-class Illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance last month on the crippled federal HealthCare.gov website, the poor appear to be having an easier time enrolling in an expansion of Medicaid — and are doing so by the thousands.
Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low IncomesSeveral health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.