health care

25 Illinois Residents Face Charges For Health Care Fraud

Jun 19, 2015
Medicare.gov

Doctors, nurses and a Medicaid recipient are among 25 Illinois residents facing federal criminal charges in a nationwide health-care fraud sweep. 

Federal authorities say the questionable Medicare and Medicaid billings totaled more than $700 million. 

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wiggington says this crime hurts people with disabilities who don't receive the care for which the provider is billing, as well as those who don't get the care they need because there's not enough money left in the system. 

Free Health Insurance Event For Young Adults

Jan 28, 2015
Get Covered America

Young adults can learn more about their health insurance options at a free health insurance presentation Thursday at the Northern Illinois University facility in Rockford.

Certified helpers will answer questions and help enroll participants for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline.

This National Youth Enrollment Day event is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26. Juliana Barker, a grant coordinator at the Winnebago County Health Department, says young adults may not be properly educated about insurance.

U of I College of Medicine at Rockford

The head of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford is moving on. Regional Dean Dr. Martin Lipsky announced his resignation today, after serving in the position for nearly a decade.

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Jun 28, 2012

Enlarge David Goldman/AP

An officer stands outside the Supreme Court as media and the public gather Thursday.

Live updates about the Supreme Court's decision today that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional:

Update at 10:24 a.m. ET. The Lede:

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The debate over health care is picking up steam as we move closer to the fall election. A report by a health care advocacy group says over the next decade, Illinois could lose 94-billion dollars in federal funding for Medicaid, Medicare, and premium tax credits under the most recent Republican budget proposal.

Plans by OSF St. Anthony Medical Center to acquire Rockford Health System have been called off, just days before officials from both sides were to testify at a Federal Trade Commission hearing in Washington, D.C.