Illinois expanded its Medicaid program in 2013. Governor Bruce Rauner (R) stated in 2014 that had he been in office then, “he would not have approved the expansion, but that he would not push for an end to its expansion.”[2] Medicaid expansion has provided affordable healthcare to a greater number […]

The Current State of Medicaid in Illinois

The continuing, steep increases in prescription drug prices impact all Americans negatively, but especially Medicare and Medicaid patients. In our country, pharmaceutical houses are in the business of making money first, before serving the needs of Americans who rely on their products to maintain good health. Big pharma achieves this […]

Opening prescription drug pricing to negotiations with big pharma and ...

Today in the state of Illinois over 3 million people get their healthcare through Medicaid. These Illinoisans are primarily elderly, of lower income (i.e., the working poor), single mothers, children and disabled citizens of the state. From data in 2014, Illinois is 43rd in Medicaid rate of reimbursements to MCOs […]

A Recent History Of Medicaid Services in Illinois

Spotlighting the Opioid epidemic and treatment, this article from the New England Journal of Medicine gives a perspective on how the repeal of ACA may severely harm some of President Trump’s most loyal supporters. These Americans live in mostly rural communities and require Medicaid assistance in getting treatment. While the […]

Spotlighting the Opioid epidemic and treatment

A Comparison of the ACA and AHCA The following pdf compares ACA with AHCA as it pertains to insurance subsidies; the individual mandate; the employer mandate; essential health benefits; wellness; popular ACA market reforms; and much more. Rather than reading a digest of the article, click on this link to […]

A Study of Efforts to Repeal and Replace the ACA