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Lurie Children's CEO calls on Rauner to keep coordinated care for kids

As CEO of the state's largest children's hospital, Patrick Magoon said he will lead the effort to prevent any proposed cuts to specialized programs that help care for some of the country's sickest kids.

UCLA Outbreak Highlights Challenge Of Curbing Infections

The lethal bacteria that sickened people at a Los Angeles hospital belong to one of three types the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say hospitals should most urgently monitor and prevent.

Mental health services in Illinois could take hit with proposed cuts

Illinois cut the funding for Mental Health services by $187 million dollars between 2009 and 2011, according to a report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 

Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges MD's to Call With Proof a Drug Company Is Providing Kickbacks to Physicians, as ...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging medical doctors or pharmaceutical sales representatives to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well-documented proof a drug company is providing kickbacks to physicians with the goal getting more prescriptions because this type of information can produce multi-million dollar rewards. The Corporate ...

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for big budget cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In his first budget address Governor Bruce Rauner called for major spending cuts, saying, “For far too long we have been living beyond our means — spending money that Illinois taxpayers could not afford.” Rauner wants to cut Medicaid spending by $1.5 billion, higher education by $387 million and tax money funneled […]

Health insurance enrollment rises as 2nd sign-up period deadline nears

Robert "R.B." Burnett procrastinated and missed his chance last year to sign up for reduced-price health insurance but says he now has coverage that will provide cost savings and peace of mind.Burnett, 62, a retired union laborer from the Morgan County village of Meredosia, 50 miles west of Springfield, was uninsured for three years before his private plan from Land of Lincoln Health took effect ...

Medicaid Cuts Could Mean Less Access To Doctors

A new study finds that a hefty pay hike for doctors led to greater access for individuals on Medicaid -- including many with disabilities -- but the raise was only temporary.

Tribune update: Feds charge suspended doctor in clozapine kickback case

Two decades ago, Dr. Michael Reinstein was known as one of the most prolific Medicaid billers in Chicago history, once charging the taxpayer-funded program for the care of 490 patients in just five days.

Fact check: Rauner's reform arguments don't all add up

As he prepares his first State of the State address, Gov. Rauner says Illinois' dire financial situation is cause for cutting Medicaid and public-employee salaries.

Gov. Rauner's arguments for reform don't all add up

CHICAGO — As he prepares to deliver his first State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner has been traveling Illinois previewing what are expected to be his first legislative proposals, saying the state's dire financial situation is cause for cutting Medicaid and public employee salaries and making Illinois more hospitable to businesses.The speeches, given mostly to college audiences, have had ...