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.
Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending CutsHundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.
ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From FictionWhat does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you'll fare.
Protesters Set Up 'Durbinville' Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program CutsAbout 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
Psychiatrist Accused Of Taking Kickbacks; Filing 140,000 False ClaimsA Chicago psychiatrist is accused in a federal lawsuit of taking illegal kickbacks from drug companies and submitting at least 140,000 false Medicare and Medicaid claims for antipsychotic medications he prescribed to thousands of mentally ill patients in area nursing homes.
Indiana Barred From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood Medicaid FundsIndiana can't cut off funding for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip AwayAfter Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.
GOP: Quinn Has Been Too Slow To Purge Medicaid Rolls Of CheatersTop Springfield Republicans are telling Gov. Pat Quinn that he has been too slow purging Medicaid rolls of cheaters.
Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on WomenIf you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan's record on women's health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney's primary opponents, Rick Santorum.
Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral MathPaul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.
Opinion: A Doctor's Opinion Of ObamacareGood, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.