First Openly Transgender Person to Enlist in Military Opens Up About Battle Over Promised Coverage For SurgeryGov. JB Pritzker expanded Medicaid coverage to include gender affirming surgery more than a year ago. So why all the hold-ups?
Uptown Psychiatric Hospital Losing Federal Funding Gives First CommentsCBS 2 is hearing from the harshest critics and the biggest defenders of an Uptown psychiatric hospital.
Owners of Chicago Youth Center Charged With FraudAn indictment returned Tuesday says the co-owners of the Matteson-based Laynie Foundation billed Illinois Medicaid for more mental health counseling than the foundation provided.
Northwest Indiana Dental Office Manager Charged With Medicaid FraudThe former manager of a dental office with locations in Chesterton and Crown Point, Indd., has been charged with felony Medicaid fraud after allegedly swindling Medicaid out of more than $365,000.
Middle-Class Americans Increasingly Rely On The Safety NetAs costs of medical care have continued to march upward, the safety net has gotten bigger, modestly, to subsidize some of them.
Illinois On The Hook For $300M In Nursing CareThe backlog has nearly tripled since August 2014.
$2 Billion To Be Used Toward Illinois Medicaid Funds For Mental Health ProgramsGovernor Bruce Rauner received the green light from Washington on a plan to integrate medical care and mental health care for Illinois’ poor population. The plan is being recognized as a major breakthrough for mental health care in Illinois by representatives on both sides of the aisle, but could be derailed without progress on a state budget.
Illinois To Use $2B In Medicaid Funds For Behavioral Health ProgramsThe governor says the health initiatives will make Illinois a "national leader in the way mental health services are provided."
Hospitals Might Soon Have To Post Prices For Patients OnlineHospitals may soon have to post their standard prices for patients online, under a proposed rule unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration.
A Warning For Seniors On MedicareA local insurance advisor is warning seniors on Medicaid and Medicare not to ignore letters from the state.
Feds, State Sue Matteson Counseling Center For Defrauding MedicaidThe suit accuses Laynie Foundation Inc. and its owners of overbilling Medicaid for mental health counseling services.
GOP Health Care Bill Vote Could Come This Week, Sen. DurbinU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is praising his Republican colleagues who have come out against the GOP health care bill.
Chicago Area Parents Lobby Lawmakers To Save MedicaidTwo Chicago area children will travel with their parents to Washington D.C. this week to urge lawmakers not to cut Medicaid as part of the proposed health care reform bill.
Progressive Groups Rip Republican Plan To Replace ObamacareProgressive groups predict hundreds of thousands in Illinois will lose coverage if Congress approves the GOP plan to replace Obamacare.
Judge Rules Illinois Not In Compliance On Medicaid PaymentsA federal judge ruled Illinois isn't in compliance with court orders to pay health care bills for low-income and other vulnerable groups.