Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign several bills passed by the Legislature this year, including those that will slash health care coverage and increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to help finance the Medicaid program.
US Navy Commanding Officer Robert S. Kerno, points out some sights to the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez on a tour of the USS Yorktown during a visit to the city of Willemstad at Curacao, Netherlands Antilles north of Venezuela.
Today on NPR: In 13 years of colorful, often demagogic rule, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has run his country like a game show host with daily TV appearances. Then cancer struck, forcing Chavez to scale back. Now, he has reappeared, but his countrymen are wondering just how sick Chavez is as he prepares to run for re-election in October.
When President Obama came out in support of gay marriage, some African-American religious leaders protested. But according to new data, African-Americans are no less supportive or opposed to gay marriage than any other group.
Kentucky’s new privatized Medicaid Managed Care program will be audited by the end of the year. State Auditor Adam Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on how to make the system run better in the future. But with clashes between private Medicaid companies and healthcare providers ongoiong, Edelen says he will take a stronger look into the system.