Consumer Reports surgery ratings surprise Memorial – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

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Check out your local hospital and its ratings.

Illinois to decide on essential health benefits – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

These decisions will be crucial for many people seeking Social Security Disability. If you cannot get medical treatment, then you cannot win your case.

Working parents living in poverty often make too much for Medicaid.

Crazy times. The states are cutting Medicaid, and the Federal Government is expanding healthcare. Why can’t someone figure out how to deliver healthcare at affordable prices.

Sen. Durbin visits new Chestnut Family Health Center.

Another source of medical care in Bloomington Normal area if you have a medical card.

Illinois Issues blog: Cutting some Medicaid services may not create savings.

Click above to read. Be careful of the law of unintended consequences. A dollar saved today may result in higher medical costs tomorrow. Medicaid recipients do not have anywhere else to turn to for medical treatment. Many of them are on SSI or Social Security Disability.

Cutting Medicaid drug spending not a simple task – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

Click above to read. No matter what, someone else is going to have to pick up drug costs if they are cut from Medicaid coverage.

Biggert blasts Democrats on Medicare scare tactics – The Doings Weekly.

Lets face it. We are going to have to work together to get out of this mess. It is time to stop the political posturing and fix Social Security and medical coverage. If this does not happen, then there will be no middle class left.