Illinois Healthcare News

October 19, 2018 | by Andreea Ciulac

Cook County Sees Boom in Healthcare Jobs – and the Number of Insured Residents

Cook County

October 19, 2018

Cook County Sees Boom in Healthcare Jobs – and the Number of Insured Residents

A fairly new Medicaid program for uninsured adults in Cook County is driving growth for healthcare

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Nursing Homes

October 18, 2018

University of Illinois Report: Elders are More Neglected in Private Nursing Homes

A team of Chicago researchers found major discrepancies in standards of care between private and

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polio-like illness

October 17, 2018

Health crisis – Illinois Sees Rise in Reports of Polio-Like Illness

Illinois might be on the brink of an outbreak. Ten cases of a polio-like illness were reported in

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Illinois Mental health

October 15, 2018

Illinois Leads the U.S. in Mental Healthcare: only A-rated state

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has said his administration’s focus on mental health and

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Rush University Medical Center

October 15, 2018

Rush University Medical Center second among 99 academic medical centers

Rush University Medical Center ranked second, two spots higher than last year, on a national list

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October 15, 2018

Illinois Hospital Property Tax Exemption

The Illinois Supreme Court decided that nonprofit hospitals will receive a property tax exemption.

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Illinois schools

October 08, 2018

15 Illinois schools named among “America’s Healthiest Schools”

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a nonprofit founded by the American Heart Association and

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heart failure

October 07, 2018

Abbott’s Tiny Clip, a Huge Helper for Patients with Severe Heart Failure

A small device made by Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories can greatly reduce death rates in

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property taxes

October 05, 2018

Illinois Nonprofit Hospitals Don’t Have to Pay Property Taxes

The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed a law that exempts certain medical centers from

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October 04, 2018

Illinois’ Healthcare Debt

Simply put, this piece of Illinois healthcare news doesn’t look good for the state’s teachers

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kidney stones

September 29, 2018

UChicago startup, on cusp of developing a drug to prevent kidney stones

A University of Chicago biotech startup was awarded a $2.3 million grant that would speed up the

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Healthcare Benefits

September 22, 2018

Report: Retired Teacher Healthcare Benefits Puts Each Illinois Resident $4,000 in Debt

A new report says every adult in the state of Illinois will be contributing $4,000 to the

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Tempus

September 20, 2018

Data Analytics Startup Tempus Worth $2 Billion After Series E Financing

Tempus, a three-year old Chicago-based startup using data analytics to improve cancer treatment,

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Illinois State University

September 19, 2018

Illinois State University Awarded Over $660,000 Grant to Build a Cutting-Edge Microscopy Lab

The National Science Foundation (NSF) just awarded a grant of more than $660,000 to Illinois State

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HIV Care

September 17, 2018

An Online Quiz is Raising HIV Awareness Among Illinois Residents

Illinois HIV Care Connect just released a one of a kind quiz to educate HIV-positive Illinois

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ischemic stroke

September 14, 2018

Ischemic stroke research at UICOMP receives federal grant

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria will receive $1.8 million from the National

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Emergency Pharmacy

September 13, 2018

Controversy Over Funds for Emergency Pharmacy Benefits in Illinois

The Rauner administration is once again under fire. This time, three Illinois lawmakers seek

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telehealth services

September 13, 2018

Illinois Ramps Up Fight Against Opioid Epidemic with Expansion of Telehealth Services

In a move meant to provide medical access to millions of patients, Illinois has approved a raft of

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Missouri Medicaid

September 05, 2018

Data breach at Missouri Medicaid. Some Illinois patients are impacted.

The personal information of almost 20,000 children was accidentally disclosed in a healthcare data

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medical supply

September 04, 2018

New Illinois healthcare bill passes to prevent medical supply companies from gaining monopoly

A bill that would prevent certain medical supply companies from gaining monopoly power has been

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Medical Marijuana Expansion Law

September 03, 2018

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signs the Medical Marijuana expansion law

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law a bill that markedly changes the state of Illinois’

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Essential Health Benefit-benchmark

September 01, 2018

Illinois becomes first state to change Essential Health Benefit-benchmark plan

Illinois is now the only state in the nation to change its essential health benefit

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Medically fragile

August 23, 2018

A New Illinois Healthcare Bill to Help ‘Medically Fragile’ Kids

Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will give better Medicaid coverage to

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pain policies

August 17, 2018

Report: Illinois Has Room For Improvement When It Comes to Pain Policies For Cancer Patients

Illinois is being praised in a new report for increasing access to healthcare through Medicaid and

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affordable health insurance Illinois

August 16, 2018

Is More Affordable Health Insurance Coming to Illinois?

Illinois could offer more affordable health insurance to more people by 2019, as reported by The

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executive committee

August 13, 2018

Could Illinois Primary Health Care Association’s New Executive Committee Bring Real Change?

After weeks in the media spotlight and under public scrutiny, the Illinois Primary Health Care

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howard buffett

August 11, 2018

Howard Buffett Announces $30M Illinois Investment to Fight Drug Addiction

The private foundation of Howard Buffett, eldest son of Berkshire Hathaway’s billionaire

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Illinois Veteran's Nursing Home Lawsuit

August 09, 2018

Illinois Faces Another Lawsuit Over Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Death

The state of Illinois faces another lawsuit over the wrongful death of a veteran after reported

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Hepatitis C increase in Illinois

August 06, 2018

Injection Drug Use Endemic Spawns Increase in Illinois Hepatitis C Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that the prevalence of hepatitis C

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August 05, 2018

Four Cities Are Suing Trump Administration Over ACA Rollback

Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus, and Cincinnati sued the Trump administration on Thursday, August 2,

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patricia bellock

August 03, 2018

Illinois State Rep. Patricia Bellock to Head the State Department of Healthcare

State Rep. Patricia Bellock has accepted Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent appointment to serve as

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/illinois-telemedicine-taskforce-subcommittee

August 02, 2018

Illinois on Track to Adopt New Telemedicine Law

A task force to modernize Illinois’ telemedicine policies in order to improve quality and

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August 01, 2018

Illinois Lawmakers Calling for Hearing and Overhaul of Health Care Association

The fallout from racially charged remarks that led to the resignation of Illinois Primary Health

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