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  • To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will

    For Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, two Republican governors thinking about running for president, the Ebola virus has been a heaven-sent opportunity. It has allowed them to swank around as protectors of public health, distracting their...
  • In the Obamacare birth-control debate, there's a logical path

     In the Obamacare birth-control debate, there's a logical path
    In case you haven't encountered enough illogic in the American healthcare system, consider this: Once a medication has been determined to be safe and effective enough to be available without a prescription, we assume it should no longer be covered by...
  • For governor, Charlie Crist offers better ideas, better choice

    For governor, Charlie Crist offers better ideas, better choice
    Charlie Crist is a Republican turned independent turned Democrat. He has been for and against the Affordable Care Act, for and against reproductive rights, and for and sort of against the 2009 economic stimulus. He bolted when times got tough and...
  • West suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the west suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/eventshttp://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct....
  • UnitedHealth Group Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings

    UnitedHealth Group Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings
    UnitedHealth Group on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations as the company saw growth in its government-funded Medicaid and Medicare programs. Net income for the quarter was $1.6 billion, or $1.63 per diluted common...
  • An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare

    An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election. This is a...
  • Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare

    Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare
    Medicare has a zombie problem. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the federal insurance program paid nearly $300,000 to cover HIV drugs for about 160 people. However, all those people were dead when their...
  • Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

    Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?
    A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
  • Reforming EMS to keep patients at home

    Ambulances benefit from frequent users. Place a call for patient transport and a bill is generated. But what if the ambulance service was paid to keep patients out of the hospital? What if the model was rebuilt, so that the ambulance service brought the...
  • Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier

    Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier
    For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself. While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
  • Access Health CT Chief Talks About New Job, New Challenges

    Access Health CT Chief Talks About New Job, New Challenges
    The new face of Access Health CT, James Wadleigh, is a native Vermonter, a skier, a father of four, and a tech guy who sometimes loses sleep over the possibility of a glitch in the system. In late August, the board of Access Health CT, Connecticut's...