Illinois abortion providers were prepared for the influx of out-of-state patients that came to the state after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, but there is still more to be done to expand reproductive health services, panelists said at a virtual Health News Illinois event Wednesday.Read More
Author: Tim Stumm
More than 110,000 Illinoisans have signed up for 2023 health insurance coverage through Healthcare.gov, according to federal data released Wednesday.
Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, said Wednesday she remains hopeful that Congress will take steps to address the maternal health crisis in the final weeks of the current session.
The leader of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that flu hospitalizations remain the highest they’ve been at this time of year in a decade, as the nation continues to grapple with a spike in respiratory illnesses.
Illinois continued to provide good mental healthcare, but racial disparities and high levels of air pollution are still prevalent issues in the state, according to an annual report from the United Health Foundation.Read More
Illinois inmates would be guaranteed access to free menstrual products under a measure passed by the Legislature at the end of the veto session last week.
If the federal public health emergency over COVID-19 expires in April, Illinois’ Medicaid rolls are estimated to decline by 526,000 people — around 17.3 percent — in the following 14 months, according to a report released Monday.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., wants to create a federal grant program to fund patient navigators who help women access reproductive healthcare.
Dec 5, 2022 | Press Releases
Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced the Attorney General’s office obtained a guilty plea in a case against a Cook County OB-GYN who fraudulently charged Illinois’ Medicaid program for services that were never provided. In a case being prosecuted by Raoul’s office, Dr. Monique Brotman, 52, of River Forest, pleaded guilty in Cook County Circuit […]
The number of Illinois teens who went to emergency rooms with suicidal thoughts or ideas has risen in recent years, according to a new study published Monday by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Illinois’ COVID-19 variant landscape continues to diversify, according to federal datareleased last week.
Five Illinois groups will receive more than $14 million in federal funds to help bolster the community health workforce.
Lead-contaminated soil in urban areas can lead to cognitive decline in children, and studies show that Black children in urban areas have a higher median blood level.
The Chicago City Council approved a proposal Wednesday to protect those seeking abortion services and gender-affirming care in the city.