On Thursday, Eight Forty-Eight broadcasted live as the Supreme Court's health care ruling came down. Host Tony Sarabia was joined by several economic, legal and health care experts who parsed out the confusing jargon and explained exactly what this meant for Americans -- and Illinoisians.
The Illinois legislature had a lot to tackle this legislative session, so perhaps it’s no surprise they put off a vote on the creation of a state health exchange. Even though President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act requires states to establish them by 2013, Illinois lawmakers aren’t the only ones to drag their feet.
Under fire from Democrats in Congress, consulting firm McKinsey & Co. today released its methodology for a controversial survey that found as many as 30 percent of employers might drop health insurance after the new health law takes effect in 2014.
A health care council in Illinois isn't fazed by recent rulings against the new federal health care law. The state-appointed council just held the last of five public meetings to discuss how the law will impact stakeholders. Brie Callahan is a spokeswoman for Gov. Pat Quinn.