Illinois Democratic U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin called on the Trump administration Thursday to withdraw recently issued guidance for states pursuing waivers from the Affordable Care Act.
Author: Tim Stumm
It was a year of change for the state’s Medicaid program. From the statewide expansion of managed care to a redesign of the hospital assessment program, Medicaid in Illinois looks a lot different at the end of 2018 than it did at the beginning.
President Donald Trump’s administration is calling on states to repeal or, "at a minimum," significantly scale back their certificate of need programs, arguing that the programs do not decrease costs or improve access. Among other things, it takes issue with programs that allow competitors of certificate of need applicants to weigh in on these applications.
Affordable Care Act sign-ups in Illinois are down around 7 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that stretches through the open enrollment deadline of Dec. 15.
Livongo, a chronic disease management company with offices in Chicago and California, tapped former Cerner executive Zane Burke as its new CEO. He succeeds founder and current CEO Glen Tullman, who will transition to the role of executive chairman.
Dec 18, 2018 | Top Stories
Illinois ranks 35th nationwide for funding for programs preventing kids from using tobacco and helping smokers quit, according to a recently released national report.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan and 16 Democratic counterparts filed a legal brief Monday requesting that a federal judge clarify that the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land.
HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center are expanding their community health partnership in Springfield.
The state’s Medicaid managed care rolls dipped again in October, falling 1 percent to 2,193,233.
A coalition of Democratic attorneys general from 16 states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia are vowing to fight a Friday ruling from a Texas federal judge that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Healthcare played a starring role in Democrat Lauren Underwood’s upset victory over U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano.
Underwood, a public health nurse who previously worked at the Department of Health and Human Services and NextLevel Health, said she entered the race because Hultgren broke a promise to protect those with pre-existing conditions by supporting the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.Read More
Dec 13, 2018 | Press Releases
Five challenge finalists aim to transform primary care experience; Lytic takes home top prize Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit integrated health system in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today named Lytic, Inc., a Chicago-based digital health startup, the winner of the Health Tech Venture Challenge. Following a […]