Category: Federal Government

Chicago-based anti-abortion group requests U.S. Supreme Court uphold Louisiana law

An anti-abortion law firm based in Chicago has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
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Underwood unveils plan to expand access to primary and mental health care

Private insurance plan members would receive up to three primary and mental health or substance use disorder treatment visits per year under a plan unveiled Monday by U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville.
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Durbin joins Democrats in calling on FDA to take more sweeping action against flavored e-cigarettes

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joined Democratic colleagues on Monday in calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to take more sweeping action against flavored e-cigarette products.
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Report: Illinois could lose $3 billion, see uninsured rate rise if ACA is struck down

Illinois could lose $3 billion in federal money and see its uninsured rate rise by more than 46 percent if courts strike down the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released last month by the left-leaning Urban Institute.
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Five more Illinois hospitals could gain critical access hospital status under Durbin, Kinzinger bill

Five more Illinois hospitals could gain critical access hospital status under a bill spearheaded by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon.
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