Illinois

  • Exchanges: Illinois will participate in a state partnership exchange.
  • Medicaid Expansion: Illinois supports Medicaid expansion and is moving forward with it at this time.
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Illinois currently has 211,266 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 11% of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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NEWS OF NOTE
» Associated Press – Illinois Moving to Enact Health Care Provisions
» Governor Quinn Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Affordable Care Act (press release)
» Peoria Star Journal – Coalition Urging Creation of Illinois Health Exchange
» Chicago Sun Times – Illinois House Passes Bill to Cut $1.6 Billion from Medicaid
» Kaiser Health News – Ill. Lawmakers Race to Approve Cuts, Tax Increases to Fill Medicaid Budget Hole
» Crain’s Chicago Business – General Assembly puts health exchange bill on back burner
» Chicago Tribune – Governor Proposes Plan to Rein in Medicaid
» Chicago Sun-Times – Quinn Ties Cigarette Tax Hike to Health Benefits
» Peoria Star Journal – Illinois Must Adopt Framework to Protect Patients

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A Building Boom That Could Bust Us

The Chicago Tribune examines the impact of the Chicago-area hospital building boom on rising health care costs. Continue reading

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