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SPRINGFIELD | For state Sen. Kirk Dillard, it's an ethics reform law. For businessman Bruce Rauner, it's how his private-equity funds made money for state pension systems. State treasurer Dan Rutherford cites a fairer reimbursement of nursing homes. Sen. Bill Brady? His role in the state's l…
The four candidates running for the Illinois GOP gubernatorial nomination, from left, state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, take part in a debate Feb. 4 in Naperville.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Negotiators…
WASHINGTON | With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.
CHICAGO | More than 7,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first two months of the troubled HealthCare.gov website, less than 30 percent of the federal government's projection for the state's enrollment at this point of the rollout.
NEW YORK | Rather than leave a 56-year-old uniform hanging in a closet at his Idaho home, Don Larsen decided it should be used for education.
New York Yankees great Don Larsen reacts during a news conference in June announcing the auction of his 1956 perfect game uniform in New York.
WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:
CHICAGO | A coalition of Chicago-area hospitals that serve the poor called on Illinois officials to go after more federal money before cutting their Medicaid funding, a proposition dismissed by state health officials as based on unrealistic assumptions.
The first census data on the 90-plus population highlights America's ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers — and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father coul…
The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan, to combine research aimed at fighting the mind-destroying disease with help for caregivers.
Vouchers' critics lose first round
Lightning was enough of a reason to evacuate
INDIANAPOLIS | Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana have started seeing Medicaid patients again the day after a federal judge ruled the state is not allowed to cut off the organization's public funding for general health services solely because it also provides abortions.
INDIANAPOLIS | A national wave of donor support for Planned Parenthood of Indiana over a law taking away much of its public funding will allow it to cover the health care costs of current Medicaid patients for at least another week, the organization said Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it will cover the health care costs of current Medicaid patients for at least another week after losing much of its public funding under a new state law.
CHICAGO (AP) — A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company will qualify for a tax credit.
Mitch Daniels called it a truce. Another way to think about it is the necessity of setting priorities in an emergency.
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