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Questions Raised About Alleged Kidnapper’s Release

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.


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Sen. Kirk Pushing “Stroke Agenda”

A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.


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Illinois Gov. Quinn Signs Medicaid Expansion Into Law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Medicaid expansion into law, allowing an estimated 342,000 Illinois residents to enroll by 2017.


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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.


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Medicaid Fraud Leads To More Indictments

A second wave of Medicaid abuse has unfolded, leading to two dozen indictments.


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University City Doctor Sentenced For Medicare, Medicaid Fraud

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.


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Medicaid Expansion Heads to Illinois Governor

Up to half a million uninsured Illinoisans will be newly eligible for coverage


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Medicaid Expansion Heads to Illinois Governor

Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.


Mo. Social Services Director Resigns

Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that Alan Freeman, director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, has stepped down.


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Nixon, GOP Clash Over Medicaid, Driver’s Licenses

Nixon’s wish for longer school year also defeated.