Author: Tim Stumm

CDC: Respiratory diseases stretching hospitals thin

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. 

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Report: Medicaid rolls to decline, uninsured population rise after public health emergency ends

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. 

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Attorney General Raoul obtains guilty plea in Medicaid fraud case against Cook County doctor

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 […]

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Report: youth ER visits linked to suicidal ideation rising

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.

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