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2021 Illinois health committee round up

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 8, 2021 | Illinois

Illinois perinatal health care bill gaining momentum

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 17, 2021 | Illinois

A bill that would provide perinatal doula visits to Illinoisans that receive medical assistance is gaining momentum. Rep. Deb Conroy, a Democrat who represents parts of DuPage county in northeast Illinois, joined as a co-sponsor of the bill on Tuesday. House Bill 354 was filed by Rep. LaToya Greenwood, a...[ Read More ]

Mercy Hospital files for bankruptcy despite pushback from legislators

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 16, 2021 | Illinois

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in south Chicago has filed for bankruptcy. The move comes after the state of Illinois voted to deny the hospitals closure in December, calling it a race equity issue. Trinity Health, the hospital’s parent company, intends to close the hospital by May 31. David Southwell,...[ Read More ]

Illinois bill would require drug screenings to receive SNAP benefits

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 8, 2021 | Illinois

A bill in Illinois would require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to pass a drug screening in order to receive benefits. Rep. Blaine Wilhour, a Republican from central Illinois, filed HB 658 on Friday. The change would require recipients to undergo a drug screening upon being approved for SNAP...[ Read More ]