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Rural pharmacies to receive state financial help Rural pharmacies to receive state financial help

Rural pharmacies to receive state financial help

Independent pharmacies that serve Medicaid patients in small communities in Illinois  will soon start receiving additional payments from the state.

The Department of Healthcare and Family Services confirmed Monday that it has begun implementing a program lawmakers established in 2018 known as the Critical Access Care Pharmacy Program, which provides up to $10 million a year in additional reimbursements for independent, brick and mortar pharmacies located in counties with fewer than 50,000 people.

AFSCME members ratify new state contract AFSCME members ratify new state contract

AFSCME members ratify new state contract

Nearly 40,000 state employees will receive long-awaited pay raises and many will receive back pay for raises they did not receive for the past four years under a new labor agreement that was ratified last week.

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