Gov. JB Pritzker was elected to a second term Tuesday night, defeating Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, by double digits.
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The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is preparing to apply to the federal government to establish a new behavioral health model in the state’s Medicaid program.
Sunset Home plans to replace its existing nursing home in Quincy with an adjacent $34.7 million facility, according to a recent application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
The Chicago City Council signed off Monday on a $16.4 billion spending plan, which includes new investments in mental health and abortion services.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined 20 colleagues last week in calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve over-the-counter birth control pills that meet its safety and efficiency standards.
The Department of Public Health will distribute 1 million over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to 200,000 residents in economically disadvantaged communities outside of Chicago.
Officials said last week that work continues in preparation for the potential return of redetermination of Medicaid members next year, but some health plan leaders said they can do more to help ensure individuals do not fall off the Medicaid rolls.
Lowering the cost of healthcare, as well as protecting Medicare and Social Security, will be a priority if Democrats retain control of Congress, President Joe Biden said this weekend in Illinois.
Health News Illinois convened a panel this week of heads of the state’s Medicaid health plans to discuss the most significant issues facing their industry.Read More
None of Illinois’ 102 counties are at the level where federal health officials urge masking in indoor public spaces due to COVID-19 trends, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week, five were at that threshold.Read More
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About $15 million will be made available for not-for-profit human services providers to make capital improvements, under a program launched this week by the Departments of Human Services and Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will receive $25 million to establish a new center focused on early childhood health and wellness of children 5 and younger, it announced Friday.
Sen. Doris Turner, D-Springfield, wants state regulators to go after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois over network adequacy and what she calls “inadequate” 2023 health plans.Read More
Contracts with Medicaid plans that incentivize value and the results of care are crucial for the program's members, health plan leaders said during a Wednesday panel hosted by Health News Illinois.
Results of a nose swab on babies in the hospital with respiratory syncytial virus may distinguish which ones may need longer intensive care, according to results of an initial study released Wednesday by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.