Category: Federal Government

Schakowsky brings back measure to rename Medicare Advantage plans

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston, has reintroduced legislation that would rename Medicare Advantage plans, bar private insurers from using Medicare in plan titles and impose fines on carriers that do.
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Duckworth, Kirishnamoorthi renew calls for FDA to address levels of toxic heavy metals in baby foods

Two Illinois lawmakers joined colleagues last week in urging the Food and Drug Administration to quickly take action to reduce high levels of toxic heavy metals such as lead in baby food.
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Durbin, Duckworth sponsor federal plan to expand access to home, community-based services

Illinois’ two senators joined 40 colleagues Thursday on a plan to help older adults access home and community-based services, as well as increase pay and benefits for caregivers.
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HFS lays out next steps ahead of Medicaid redeterminations

The first round of Medicaid redeterminations in Illinois is anticipated to begin in April as the program's continuous enrollment policy comes to an end this spring, Department of Healthcare and Family Services officials said Wednesday.
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HHS report anticipates ‘major savings’ from cap on insulin costs for Illinoisans with Medicare

The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates “major savings” for Medicare recipients in Illinois due to a new $35 monthly insulin cap.
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