Author: Tim Stumm

Lawmakers sound off on Pipeline decision to close Westlake Hospital

Elected officials sounded off on Pipeline Health’s decision to close Melrose Park’s Westlake Hospital at a legislative hearing Friday in Chicago, while the village has filed litigation hoping to stop the shutdown. The Los Angeles-based hospital management company announced last month it was discontinuing operations at the 230-bed facility. Pipeline acquired Westlake, as well as […]

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Illinois representatives back Medicaid buy-in

A proposal allowing people to buy into Medicaid has the backing of three Illinois Democratic members of Congress, according to a recent statement. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and Jan Schakowsky signed on to the bill allowing states to create Medicaid buy-in programs. “We need bold ideas to strengthen our healthcare system […]

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