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Uninsured rate rises - Census Bureau

Number of Americans uninsured rises for first time in a decade

September 17, 2019

27.5 million Americans went without health insurance in 2018, the first increase in the uninsured rate in 10 years.

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Client Focus: Josiah

September 3, 2019

Josiah was a 6-year-old boy who was battling with anemia and other health problems that caused him to rely on tube feeding. Since moving from Chicago to the suburbs, his mother couldn’t get the in-home nursing assistance that she needed to care for Josiah. She tried for months to get the care she was entitled…

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Special education advances in Illinois

Parents of special ed students get more say in education decisions

August 27, 2019

Illinois parents may finally see progress in their children’s special education services.

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Class Action Settlement Notice: O.B. v Norwood

August 26, 2019

Class action settlement notice for all parents living in Illinois who have a child receiving in-home shift nursing through the Illinois DSCC. The settlement states: In furtherance of their agreement to seek this Court’s approval of the Parties’ proposed Consent Decree, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated (Plaintiffs), and Defendant Theresa…

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Chicago Public Schools advocacy pays off

August 22, 2019

Chicago Public Schools makes changes, following advocacy of Legal Council.

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Client Focus: Matthew

August 21, 2019

Matthew was a 60 year-old man with many chronic health conditions experiencing homelessness in Chicago.

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Patients deserve to get the medical care they need, without discrimination.

Non-discrimination rule threatens civil rights protections for patients

August 15, 2019

Patients deserve to get the medical care they need, without discrimination. Full stop.

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More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have taken PrEP, but there are more than a million individuals at risk for HIV.

Ending HIV Transmission In the US: Preparing with PrEP

August 14, 2019

More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have taken PrEP, but there are more than a million individuals at risk for HIV. Many could benefit from PrEP treatment.

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New Law Reforms Medicaid in Illinois

New Law Promises Improvements for Medicaid

August 7, 2019

A new Illinois law aims to improve access to health coverage for low-income Illinoisans.

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