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Health care signups pick up but may not close gap

WASHINGTON | With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.

December 11, 2013 3:31 pm Related

Feds: More than 7K Illinoisans select health plans

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.

December 11, 2013 11:15 am
Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

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.

October 25, 2012 7:15 pm
Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

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.

October 25, 2012 3:13 am
Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

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.

June 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Romney response to Supreme Court on health care

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:

June 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Urban hospitals propose Illinois Medicaid plan

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.

March 28, 2012 7:30 pm
The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

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.

November 22, 2011 1:00 pm
Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

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…

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

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.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Vouchers' critics lose first round

August 27, 2011 12:00 am

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Lightning was enough of a reason to evacuate

August 20, 2011 12:20 pm

Medicaid patients return to Planned Parenthood

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.

June 25, 2011 1:15 pm

Indiana Planned Parenthood extends imperiled services

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.

May 13, 2011 4:00 pm

Indiana Planned Parenthood extends imperiled services

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.

May 13, 2011 10:45 am
5 Americans: How health care law affects them

5 Americans: How health care law affects them

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.

February 04, 2011 10:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Take break from hot button issues

Mitch Daniels called it a truce. Another way to think about it is the necessity of setting priorities in an emergency.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Education on the minds of lawmakers

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan never tips his hand, so it's hard to know what he's got in mind.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am

$93,000 cancer drug: How much is a life worth?

BOSTON | Cancer patients, brace yourselves. Many new drug treatments cost nearly $100,000 a year, sparking fresh debate about how much a few months more of life is worth.

September 26, 2010 10:55 am

Daniels seeks more federal stimulus money

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has asked for about $407 million in federal stimulus money for schools and Medicaid, even though he has criticized it.

August 27, 2010 1:26 pm
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