The data that could help illuminate disparities has never been public here. After a WBEZ inquiry, the state is evaluating whether that should change.
Tens of thousands more people may seek abortions in Illinois. Hospitals and clinics worry they won’t have enough staff to treat them.
If the landmark abortion case is overturned, Illinois could be seen as even more of an “oasis” across the nation for those seeking an abortion.
New data show Latinos suffered the biggest drop in life expectancy — about three years. And Black Chicagoans’ life expectancy is now below 70, the lowest in nearly two decades.
One low-income patient got a 100% discount on her hospital bill. But then came more than $8,000 in bills from the independent doctors who treated her.
Miller had overseen the hospital when it was accused of mishandling COVID-19 vaccines and financial mismanagement.
Sinai Chicago’s board has been authorized to negotiate an offer with Dr. Ezike, who helped lead Illinois through the pandemic and is leaving her job.
The proposal includes adding low-income undocumented people who are 19 to 54 years old to the state’s Medicaid health insurance program.
The Chicago Fire Department stopped transporting patients to what was then Mercy Hospital last year during a nursing shortage in the ER.
The Illinois Department of Public Health controls the state’s supply of virus therapeutics, but officials are not tracking how the coveted treatments are being dispersed.