From Crain's Chicago Business:
Gay marriage fans try to step up their game
Greg Hinz on Politics
June 17, 2013
Same-sex marriage advocates finally are showing signs of recovering from the daze they went into after the Illinois House failed to vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage, with a revamped strategy of sorts emerging in the past couple of days.
Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality
Sat. June 15, 2013 3:15:09 PM
from Crain's Chicago Business:
Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic
By Claire Bushey
June 11, 2013
Cook County Health and Hospitals System has suspended the overnight shift at a south suburban urgent care clinic that officials had agreed to operate 24 hours a day following the closure of Oak Forest Hospital.
The suspension at Oak Forest Health Center is temporary, according to the health system.
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Medicaid expansion heads to Illinois governor
May 28, 2013 - From the Associated Press - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.
The key part of President Barack Obama's health care law heads to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is in favor of it. Quinn says it'll help transform Illinois' health care.
CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
SB26: Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Out of Senate and Moves to House.
- UPDATE: SB26 has been posted for Human Services Committee Hearing May 21st
WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY:
1. Call your state representative and ask them to support SB26.
Use the ‘Illinois Affordable Health Care Hotline': 888-616-3322
From The Alton Daily News:
Senate Committee Looks at Loopholes
By Nick Gale, 4/5/13
Rockford, IL– On April 3, Citizen Action/IL and IARA stood with local seniors at a press conference to demand Congress lift the prohibition on Medicare price negotiations. The press event was held at the historic Booker Washington Community Center in Rockford Illinois. The groups announced their support for Senator Rockefeller's legislation to allow negotiations, which could save Illinois close to $3 Billion over ten years. Also, they committed to keep the pressure on Congressional members in the area.