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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Tower of Refuge gets parolees on the right path

 Before he was even 12, Lorenzo Louden had shot a man and slept with two prostitutes. Growing up so early, it’s no wonder he preferred gang life to school and eventually wound up in prison.Now...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Project will add exam rooms, pharmacy and more

Breaking ground on the new expansion for Central Counties Health Centers is (from left to right) CCHC board chairman Bobby Hall, Springfield mayor Michael Houston, Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner, and CCHC p...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 04:16 pm
I have written before (here, here, here and here) about health care – an important topic in a town like Springfield in which the health racket industry in all its manifestations is the top employer. I take it up again here to vent about the now-famous (among wonks) study of Medicaid outcomes in Oregon – or rather about the reactions to it. Much has been said by Ezra Klein, , Kevin Drum a...
Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:24 pm

Implementation of health insurance reforms awaits House vote

The confusing world of health insurance could get a lot easier for Illinoisans in October, when the federal government opens a public health insurance marketplace here. The state would only get to tak...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 04:15 pm

State-run insurance exchange could see Senate vote next week

The Illinois Senate could vote next week on implementing a crucial piece of the federal health insurance reforms passed in 2010, but two competing bills could lead the state in opposite directions.The...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 04:48 pm

Spending too much on health care that does too little

When it comes to their health – and eventually, everything does – Americans’ motto is, “Too much is never enough.” That phrase ought to be printed on every test report, e...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 01:12 am

One says reform law is too much, the other not enough

As the Republican-controlled U.S. House continues its crusade to repeal the federal health care reforms passed in 2010, two candidates seeking to represent Springfield in the House take to the campaig...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 10:15 am

Springfield’s booming health care economy can’t keep living like this

Springfield has become to sick people what Decatur is to soybeans, a major regional processing center in which raw materials are processed by the latest in high-tech machinery into novel products such...

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