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Q&A: Rep. La Shawn K. Ford on his healthcare priorities and outlook for the 2023 – 2024 legislative session

James Sklar | Jan 31, 2023 | Illinois

In this interview, Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D – Chicago), discusses what healthcare problems his constituents are facing, how he’s addressing Illinois residents’ healthcare needs, and his legislative agenda for 2023.     State of Reform: What's the biggest healthcare problem that's facing your constituents right now? Rep. La...[ Read More ]

5 Slides We're Discussing: The policy implications of new medicines

| Nov 17, 2021 | Illinois, Michigan

Panelists discussed the importance of transparency and need for cost reductions on specialty drugs in State of Reform’s recent virtual conversation “5 Slides We’re Discussing: The policy implications of new medicines.”  The experts called on pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to be more transparent in their pricing and...[ Read More ]

Registration for "5 Slides: The policy implications of new medicines" is now open!

| Nov 3, 2021 | Illinois, Michigan

The pandemic has shifted the politics and public opinion on health care. Where cost was a primary concern before COVID, now access to affordable innovations is top of consumers and policy makers minds. So, as a return to normalcy appears on the horizon, the intersection of cost pressures and innovation...[ Read More ]

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $35 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding For Illinois Health Centers

| Oct 6, 2021 | Illinois

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that 42 Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout Illinois have been awarded a total of $35.7 million in American Rescue Plan funding to modernize their health care infrastructure and enhance their work to address health disparities in underserved communities. CHCs will use this...[ Read More ]

SB 967 to improve maternal health care and help reduce health disparities for women of color

| Sep 29, 2021 | Illinois

On Sep. 17, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the passage of Senate Bill 967 after the General Assembly approved the correction of a technical error in the legislation. The bill aims to further the state’s efforts in reducing health disparities and improving maternal health outcomes for women of color.    ...[ Read More ]

City of Chicago Announces Protect Chicago 77 Initiative to Get Entire City Engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

| Sep 24, 2021 | Illinois

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health today announced Protect Chicago 77 – a new, citywide community engagement campaign to ensure that at least 77 percent of all Chicago residents ages 12 and up have started their COVID-19 vaccination series by the end of the year. All Chicagoans are encouraged...[ Read More ]