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Author: Ryan Voyles

Lawmakers unveil framework for state’s recreational marijuana program

A new Department of Public Health advisory committee charged with raising awareness of cannabis' health effects is part of a comprehensive package announced this weekend that would make Illinois the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Medicaid health plan association outlines steps to address reimbursement issues

As lawmakers mull potential changes to the state's Medicaid managed care program, the association representing managed care organizations said plans and providers “must take accountability” and work together to improve the process.

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Duckworth joins colleagues in questioning feds on drug patents

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., joined several Senate colleagues last week in asking the federal government about its efforts to address drug companies infringing on government-held patents, following reports of a company profiting from an HIV prevention drug.

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Doors Opening at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ First Neighborhood CenterDoors Opening at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ First Neighborhood Center

CHICAGO – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is opening a new door to help build healthier communities. The Blue Door Neighborhood Center is the first-ever neighborhood-based center for BCBSIL. The center is aimed at improving community health by addressing common health challenges with wellness classes, connections to social services and customer engagement […]

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