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By Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner A recent change to the Illinois Medicaid prescription plan is making it difficult for many to get medications, especially on Chicago's South and West sides. It is a potential dilemma for millions in Illinois. Two months ago, Medicaid clients were...
Dr. William Dorsey has been elected to the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2021 Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 40 health systems across Illinois. Dr. Dorsey’s three-year term started January 1,...
Vaccinations Now Available in Pullman/Roseland  Wishing to ensure that all who are eligible to receive vaccinations know where and how to get them, 9th Ward Alderman Anthony M. Beale this weekend is alerting Pullman/Roseland residents of the new availability of vaccines at three sites accessible to south side residents. In...
Seeking study participants in Chicagoland The Ingalls Development Foundation recently committed $35,000 to help fund a University of Chicago Health Lab research project to study whether vitamin D supplements can help prevent COVID-19. In a study published in the September 3, 2020, issue of the JAMA Network Open, UChicago Medicine’s (UCM) David...
On Saturday, January 9, Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center (JBVA) staff members, Chief of Pharmacy Services Dr. Richard Rooney, Hospitalist Dr. Natasha Nichols from the Department of Medicine Services, and Emergency Management Specialist Mike Lackey, joined the America’s Heroes Group radio show to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. Jesse Brown...
Average COVID-19 case positivity rate stays below 8 percent for 11 days By SARAH MANSUR, Capitol News Illinois smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINFIELD — As Illinois’ COVID-19 hospitalization and case numbers have stabilized since the second-wave highs last month, the governor’s office announced 126,211 vaccinations were administered throughout the state, including Chicago, as of Tuesday evening,...
Crusader Staff Report Obamacare enrollment decreased after the deadline for new plans expired December 16, according to the final number from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. In total, nearly 8.3 million people signed up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage in 2020, a slight decrease from the 8.4...
Crusader Staff Report Time is running out for residents who want to enroll in Obamacare during the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for open enrollment in the is next Tuesday, December 15. Affordable Care Act officials say Obamacare is more affordable than ever. Open enrollment started November 1. According to a new Health...
The FDA authorized Pfizer's vaccine last week. By Ivan Pereira, ABC News The rollout of the first coronavirus vaccine began Monday morning as the first doses of the Pfizer medication was administered to health care workers and nursing home staffers. A critical care nurse from Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center was...
Crusader Staff Report Time is running out for residents who want to enroll in Obamacare during the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for open enrollment is next Tuesday, December 15. Affordable Care Act officials say Obamacare is more affordable than ever. Open enrollment started November 1. According to a new Health and Human...