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Mental health dominates city budget discussion

*This article is courtesy of the Social Justice News Nexus where it first appeared. Ebola readiness was the marquee topic at the Department of Public Health hearing on the proposed Chicago budget at City Hall on October 28. But the topic that drew the most attention from Aldermen, and likely from those in attendance too, […]

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Understanding the basics of the Affordable Care Act

Sweeping changes are coming to the health insurance system by 2014. Under the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans will be able to choose one of four paths. Some will be continuing their health insurance coverage through their employer. Others will be able to get health insurance through the government if they qualify for Medicare […]

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The State of Medicaid

Service providers say residents need to understand changes to Illinois Medicaid including a proposed expansion that could make more people in the state eligible for the program. Local agencies are starting to educate the public about the proposed Illinois Medicaid expansion and some of the most recent cuts to the healthcare program. Last month the […]

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‘Know Your Numbers’

More Mexican Americans could be at higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure, a condition that could increase the chance of having a heart attack When Raul Garcia was 50 years old he felt exhausted. Performing his daily chores was difficult and at night, he felt restless and unable to sleep. He thought those […]