Following Illinois’ decision to no longer provide Medicare
supplemental coverage for the largest state employee union, state officials say they are looking to address concerns that a replacement policy could potentially limit Medicare-eligible individuals’ access to doctors.
With the Illinois House of Representative possibly voting on the legalization of medicinal marijuana this week, nearly 250 physicians in the state have announced their support of the legislation.
wouldn’t try something illegal if they’ve run out of options,” asked
Julie Falco, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 27 years ago and
said in 2004 she had thoughts of suicide as a result of a “cloud of
“The medications didn’t make me feel better,
they made me feel worse,” she said, noting that she turned to cannabis when
she saw no alternative and immediately saw an “enormous benefit.”
Three bills in Congress received co-sponsorship from Illinois legislators this week ranging from a call to audit the Pentagon to an investigation of the environmental and health consequences of fracking. We take a closer look at the bills.