U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., introduced legislation Monday that would codify President Trump’s new rule requiring that pharmaceutical companies list drug prices in TV ads. He’s joined on the bipartisan bill by U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Angus King, I-Maine; and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
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Attorney General Kwame Raoul and a coalition of attorneys general are alleging that generic drug companies conspired to increase prices for 100-plus drugs, according to a Monday statement.
Short-term health plans offered in Illinois and other states provide inadequate coverage and can lead to high out-of-pocket costs for patients with serious illnesses, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society.
May 14, 2019 | Press Releases
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Human service providers told a Senate appropriations committee Thursday that higher Medicaid reimbursement rates are necessary to cover the increasing costs of providing care.
May 9, 2019 | Top Stories
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has joined 37 other attorneys general in asking congressional lawmakers to allow businesses in states and territories that have legalized medical and recreational marijuana access to the banking system.
Three Illinois health systems are among more than two dozen nationwide that are set to try new approaches to treatments for behavioral health.
May 9, 2019 | Top Stories
Officials from Centene Corporation and IlliniCare Health were joined by Gov. JB Pritzker Wednesday in opening its service center in Carbondale, which is expected to create at least 350 jobs in the region.
May 7, 2019 | Top Stories
Gov. JB Pritzker is yanking his recent appointments to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board after they proved to be key votes in Westlake Hospital’s pending closure.
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has received $15 million from the Pritzker Foundation to help improve mental health services for adolescents.
Advocates are sounding the alarm over the need for more blood donations from the state’s minority communities.
A special Senate committee heard from providers and managed care organizations earlier this week as lawmakers mull whether legislation is necessary to address challenges in the Medicaid managed care program.
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association has joined a coalition of statewide organizations calling on lawmakers to focus on building projects, in addition to roads and bridges, as they consider the state's first capital improvements bill in nearly a decade.
A Cook County judge denied a request Wednesday by Melrose Park to extend a temporary restraining order that prevented Pipeline Health from suspending services at Westlake Hospital.
The main House sponsor for legislation establishing nurse staffing ratios for providers in the state said he will continue working to get the plan over the finish line before the session adjourns next month.