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Report: Illinois underfunds tobacco cessation program Report: Illinois underfunds tobacco cessation program

Report: Illinois underfunds tobacco cessation program

Illinois compared favorably to other states in a report by a national advocacy group evaluating cancer reduction policies in all but one area — funding for its cessation program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Illinois spend $136.7 million on a tobacco prevention and cessation program. According to the report, Illinois allocates $9.1 million to the initiative, 6.7 percent of the recommended level.
Medicaid managed care reforms signed into law Medicaid managed care reforms signed into law

Medicaid managed care reforms signed into law

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that people applying for Medicaid benefits in Illinois will see those applications processed more quickly, and health care providers will be paid more promptly, under a comprehensive reform bill now signed into law. In recent years, the Illinois program, called HealthChoice Illinois, has been plagued with a backlog of applications from individuals trying to get...
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Republican legislators in the General Assembly have chosen new leadership in both the House and Senate. Sen. John Curran and Rep. Tony McCombie each met members of the media after their wins. Listen to their interviews on the latest edition of Capitol Cast.

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