John Calvin Perry, 20, was originally considered dangerous enough that a judge set his bail at $15,000 cash-only but it was later lowered to $500 and Perry paid it.
A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Medicaid expansion into law, allowing an estimated 342,000 Illinois residents to enroll by 2017.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
A second wave of Medicaid abuse has unfolded, leading to two dozen indictments.
According to prosecutors, Dr. Wit Jamry billed St. Louis patients for services at times when he wasn’t in town or even in the United States.
Up to half a million uninsured Illinoisans will be newly eligible for coverage
Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that Alan Freeman, director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, has stepped down.
Nixon’s wish for longer school year also defeated.