WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — a case that could shake the political landscape just as voters are deciding if Obama deserves another term.The decision to hear arguments in the spring all
A new Illinois law requires insurance companies to offer coverage for services meant to get smokers to kick the habit. Gov. Quinn signed the law on Monday.The American Lung Association in Illinois enthusiastically backed the law.
The Illinois Department of Insurance has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant to develop and maintain a health insurance exchange where consumers can shop for coverage.The nation's new health care law requires the exchanges to be running in states by 2014.Insurance exchanges will allow people a
At a big cancer meeting in Chicago right now there's a lot of talk about progress in cancer treatment, including experimental new drugs for skin cancer and lung cancer.More and more often the medicines being developed to treat cancer act narrowly — on very specific types of cancer linked to specific
A new poll finds support for President Barack Obama's overhaul at its lowest level since passage last year.Worries about government deficits that keep rising due to health care costs appear to be driving the numbers.The Associated Press-GfK poll showed that support for Obama's health
Union contracts with Chicago-area Hilton hotels could pressure other hospitality chains to follow suit.
Members of the union UNITE HERE on Friday ratified four-year agreements covering 1,600 Chicago-area workers at the Drake, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Hilton and Hilton O’Hare.
WBEZ has been receiving calls this week from Bentonville, Arkansas. They started Monday, when we reported some comments by a Wal-Mart executive invited to speak about health-care reform at a Latino civil-rights convention in Chicago. That executive, Dr.