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  • 90,000 Pennsylvania women may lose free Medicaid family planning coverage

    HARRISBURG — Some 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women's health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program. But they may be able to gain the coverage right back by...
  • Endorsements for the Illinois House

    Endorsements for the Illinois House
    The Tribune offers final endorsements today in contested races for the Illinois House. 81st District: Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove is an outspoken, policy-driven Republican. In May, he delivered a daylong, line-by-line inquisition of the Democrats'...
  • A dose of good news on CountyCare

     A dose of good news on CountyCare
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently visited the Tribune Editorial Board and delivered a dose of unexpected good news about the county's health care system: The fledgling Medicaid expansion known as CountyCare is looking healthier than it...
  • Pennsylvania women in jeopardy of losing access to Medicaid program

    HARRISBURG, Pa. Roughly 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women's health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program. But they may be able to gain the coverage right back by...
  • Brown's fiscal fallacies

    Brown's fiscal fallacies
    After complaining about his Democratic opponent's repeated and disingenuous attacks on his plans to trim the state budget, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is engaging in exactly the same sort of cynical campaigning with his claims that Lt....
  • Child poverty in U.S. is at highest point in 20 years, report finds

    Child poverty in U.S. is at highest point in 20 years, report finds
    Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. As the U.S....
  • Weak services growth weighs on Xerox revenue

    Weak services growth weighs on Xerox revenue
    (Reuters) - Xerox Corp reported a 2 percent fall in third-quarter revenue due to tepid growth in its services business and slowing demand in the printing business. The company's shares were down 3 percent at $12.79 in afternoon trading on the New York...
  • Giving pricey hepatitis drug to prisoners may be financially wise

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using expensive new antivirals to treat hepatitis C in prisoners makes fiscal sense, a new paper says. Based on computer models, new pricey drug combinations were more cost-effective than older drug combinations and no...
  • Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding

    Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding
    In what may be a hopelessly quixotic effort, supporters of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program are trying to persuade Congress to renew its funding almost a year in advance — and in a lame-duck session. Nevertheless, lawmakers ought to...
  • From the ashes of expansion, another Medicaid study

    The legislative powers-that-be at JLARC voted last week to move toward a new Medicaid study, a two-year dive into cost drivers and cost effectiveness. This is the long-discussed call for a deeper look at Medicaid cost increases which, depending on...
  • Scott, Crist rumble one last time in TV debate Tuesday

    Scott, Crist rumble one last time in TV debate Tuesday
    In two debates, they've given us political fastballs and bizarre theater. What have Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist got in store for their final act before a statewide audience on CNN Tuesday night? If past is prologue, then the third...