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Lawmaker wants probe of $33M Ill. health campaign

NAPERVILLE, Ill. | A Republican lawmaker has called for investigations into spending costs associated with promoting President Barack Obama's health care law in Illinois.

June 16, 2014 4:14 pm
Political firm had key job in Get Covered Illinois

Political firm had key job in Get Covered Illinois

CHICAGO | A key subcontractor working on the campaign to promote President Barack Obama's health care law in Illinois is a Chicago political strategy consulting firm owned by three former aides to some of the state's most-powerful Democrats.

June 13, 2014 1:50 pm

Increase seen in Illinois health plans for 2015

CHICAGO | Illinois officials say they're seeing strong interest from insurance companies as they prepare for the second year of new coverage options under the nation's new health care law.

June 12, 2014 3:41 pm
Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

This undated file photo provided by Get Covered Illinois shows one of several satirical ads Illinois used to encourage young adults to sign up for health insurance by a March 31 deadline under the national health care law. After getting a late start, Illinois officials last summer signed a $…

June 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

Illinois health campaign among nation's costliest

CHICAGO | President Barack Obama's home state agreed to spend $33 million in federal money promoting his health care law, hiring a high-priced public relations firm for work that initially was mocked and spending far more per enrollee on television ads than any other large state.

June 12, 2014 12:36 pm Related
Health law uncertainty meets reality in Illinois

Health law uncertainty meets reality in Illinois

CHICAGO | The new year brought relief to some Illinois patients newly insured under the nation's health care law. Others still weren't sure whether they were covered, despite their best efforts to navigate the often-balky new system.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am

About 12,000 apply for Medicaid via new website

CHICAGO | More than 150,000 people have visited a state website to learn if they qualify for Medicaid or to buy health insurance on a new online marketplace.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois extends deadline for health guide grants

CHICAGO | Community groups in Illinois have been given more time to apply for $28 million in grants to help consumers learn how to shop for health insurance that will be available under President Barack Obama's health overhaul law.

May 17, 2013 10:45 pm
ANDREA NEAL: Government rules trump Indiana company's beliefs

ANDREA NEAL: Government rules trump Indiana company's beliefs

When the officers of Grote Industries sat down to discuss a possible legal challenge to the contraceptive mandate in the national health care law, the vote was immediate and unanimous. “We decided that it was definitely against our beliefs,” says Chairman and CEO William Grote III.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am
Breakfast for Business Success slated for November 13 at Standard Bank

Breakfast for Business Success slated for November 13 at Standard Bank

HIGHLAND | Standard Bank in Highland is proud to present our next Breakfast for Business Success Series. Willis Glaros will discuss how changes in Health Care laws affect you, your business, and your employees. Please join us for networking, breakfast, and an informative discussion!

November 07, 2012 4:21 pm Related
U.S. high court has options on health care law

U.S. high court has options on health care law

WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court has several options in ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, from upholding the law to striking it down in its entirety. The court also could avoid deciding the law's constitutionality at all, if it finds the lawsuits challenging the law are …

March 25, 2012 6:15 pm Related
Gary bishop blasts health care law as attack on religious freedom

Gary bishop blasts health care law as attack on religious freedom

Calling it an attack on religious freedom, the region's leading Catholic authority has taken aim at a federal law that would force most private health insurance plans to cover birth control, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.

February 06, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Preventive care: It's free, except when it's not

Preventive care: It's free, except when it's not

CHICAGO |  Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free.

January 08, 2012 3:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: One year of broken promises on Obamacare

GUEST COMMENTARY: One year of broken promises on Obamacare

A year ago today, despite the objections of millions of Americans, President Barack Obama signed his health care reform package into law.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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AG: Health reform law does not apply in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | A federal court ruling means Hoosier businesses cannot face penalties for not following mandates contained in the 2010 health reform law.

March 02, 2011 6:00 pm

Daniels goes national in fight against health law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels broadened his fight against the health reform law Monday by penning a critical column in the nation's largest-circulating newspaper and joining 20 other state governors in a letter asking for changes to the health law.

February 08, 2011 12:00 am

BRIAN HOWEY: The epic two-year health reform battle begins

There was a woman at Kokomo's Republican headquarters last August who charged Senate candidate Dan Coats with a mission: "I urge you to start out by repealing all the major legislation from this session. Obviously Obama will veto, and it will be sustained, but take the vote."

January 09, 2011 12:00 am
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