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Four More Days, And Pension, Budget, Gambling, Guns Unresolved

The legislative countdown continues, as Illinois’ General Assembly is set to adjourn Friday. Lawmakers spent their Memorial Day at the capitol, where little apparent progress was made on many of the outstanding issues. The Senate met only briefly yesterday – … Continue reading

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Crucial Plank Of Obamacare Passes Illinois House

In the waning days of its legislative session, Illinois took a major step toward implementing President Barack Obama’s signature health care program. That Democrats, who hold solid majorities in the General Assembly, waited until this late in the session is … Continue reading

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A Full Agenda With Only Five More Days Of Session

There are five days left in the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session. Legislators have a lot of work ahead of them. Typically, fighting over the budget carries into the waning hours of a legislative session. But Democrats – who have … Continue reading

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Federal Approval of Illinois’ Insurance Exchange Expected

Illinois could receive federal approval of a key component of Obamacare as early as today. Illinois needs the federal government’s okay before it can begin rolling out what’s known as an “insurance exchange”  — that’s a marketplace where the uninsured … Continue reading

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WUIS Health Desk: Illinois Reaction to ‘ObamaCare’ Ruling

Thursday’s health-care ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court prompted predictable reactions among Illinois politicians and interest groups. But there were a few surprises. And most people seem to have one thing in common: after months of keeping health care policy-making … Continue reading

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WUIS Health Desk: Quinn Pressured To Create Health Insurance Marketplace

Illinois legislators have sidestepped a political minefield this spring.   As Barack Obama’s home state, there had been a push to implement a key component of the president’s signature health care plan. Instead, General Assembly leaders collectively decided to shelve their … Continue reading

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Illinois Suspends Insurance Exchange Setup

Even though Democrats control government in President Obama’s home state, Illinois legislators are suspending their work to implement a key part of Obama’s signature health care law. Illinois is holding back on creating a so-called “health exchange.” Amanda Vinicky explains. … Continue reading

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