Mary Flowers http://wuis.org en House Votes To Undo Medicaid Cuts On Adult Dental, Podiatry http://wuis.org/post/house-votes-undo-medicaid-cuts-adult-dental-podiatry <p>The Illinois House has voted to <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=741&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=70138&amp;SessionID=85">undo a series of cuts</a> in the state's program of health care for the poor. Backers of the change say the cuts have come with a significant cost.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Two years ago, Democrats and Republicans agreed to massive reductions in the Medicaid program, with savings estimated at greater than $2 billion. Now Democrats say some of those cuts are costing more than they're worth.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:34:15 +0000 Brian Mackey 26096 at http://wuis.org House Votes To Undo Medicaid Cuts On Adult Dental, Podiatry House Rejects Study With Ties To Scientology http://wuis.org/post/house-rejects-study-ties-scientology <p>The Illinois House on Wednesday rejected an attempt to take a closer look at the field of psychiatry and its role in shaping Illinois law. The sticking point for some lawmakers was a group backing the proposal.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the field of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">psychiatry</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;publishes its first new diagnostic manual in more than a decade, it's been attracting a lot of discussion.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3100 at http://wuis.org