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How health care tax rules trip up some immigrants
Mar. 30, 2015
Tax filers must now indicate on their returns that they have health coverage or have to pay a penalty. While undocumented immigrants are exempt, some have still been told to pay.
Bear ye one another’s burdens
Sep. 3, 2014
People across the region are opting out of insurance and into health care sharing ministries. The programs allow members who adhere to a strict Christian lifestyle to share medical expenses.
Immigrants face barriers on health care site
Feb. 13, 2014
Despite news this week that tens of thousands of Illinoisans signed up on the healthcare exchange, immigrants still face unique barriers to enrollment.
GOP conference draws lawmakers, picketers
Aug. 8, 2013
More than a thousand conservative lawmakers and business executives from across the nation are gathering in Chicago to craft policy proposals that could be pushed in state capitols next year.
State health marketplace in limbo
Jun. 7, 2013
Legislators have little time left to decide if Illinois will establish its own marketplace, or leave it to the feds for the foreseeable future.
Dunning, a 'tomb for the living'
Apr. 30, 2013
In both life and death, the people who ended up at the notorious asylum and poor farm were some of Chicago’s least fortunate residents.
Fewer get health insurance at work
Apr. 11, 2013
Fewer employers are offering insurance and fewer workers are accepting it, possibly because of rising costs.
Prison doc to inmate: ‘You should have someone look at that’
Mar. 26, 2013
Illinois has a $1.4 billion contract with Wexford Health Sources, a private company that provides health care for inmates. But inmates say they’re not getting the care that taxpayers are paying for.
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