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Hundreds on Medicaid Waiting List Die After Illinois Expands ObamaCare

Nicholas Horton, The Illinois General Assembly opted to expand Medicaid through Obamacare in May 2013. This expansion created a new Medicaid category for able-bodied adults ages 19-64 with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. But the Medicaid program was designed to serve the truly vulnerable – the aged, the blind and the

The effect of one-party rule

George Will  CHICAGO – Democracy can be cruel because elections deprive the demos of the delight of alibis and the comfort of complaining. Illinois voters have used many elections to make theirs the worst-governed state, with about $100 billion in unfunded public pension promises and $6.7 billion in unpaid bills. The state is a stark illustration of the

That 2014 Pew Poll is Even Worse Than it Looks for Democrats

Guy Benson  Dan already summarized the latest topline polling numbers from Pew and USA Today, which highlight the GOP’s electoral edge heading into the fall. The pollster calls the results “daunting” for Democrats, as the newspaper’s write-up explains that Republicans’ current advantage represents “the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm

Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

 The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database