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Annual physicals often come with a roster of tests, and the results of those tests can leave many of us scratching our heads. Scientists at the University of Illinois are trying to change that.

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In passing House Bill 40, Illinois senators tossed a political hot potato into Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lap ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

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Psychiatry shortages are impacting city and state agencies, as well as residents. (Elica Coaching & Counseling / Wikimedia)

A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists is being felt in Chicago, from the Department of Public Health to area medical centers and health providers.

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Lawmakers are in the final weeks before the legislative session ends – is there a “grand bargain” in sight?  

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How will Cook County survive cuts in Medicaid if the new health care bill becomes law?
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All seven Illinois House Republicans voted in favor of the bill Thursday that rolls back several features of the Affordable Care Act.

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More than two dozen health care providers are threatening to stop caring for poor patients unless the state pays its Medicaid bills. We talk with the reporter who broke the story. 

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A Night Ministry volunteer serves lasagna to members of the Back of the Yards community.

Chicago Tonight rides along with the Rev. Faith Miller and the rest of the Night Ministry for a scheduled stop in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

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After two hours of debate this afternoon, the Illinois House passed a measure that paves the way for more taxpayer-funded abortions. The legislation allows for Medicaid recipients to use that government health insurance to cover an abortion. Likewise, for state employees.

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Bringing the doctor’s office to patients when they’re no longer able to bring themselves.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is casting his promise to veto legislation that’s become known as the “abortion bill” as a matter of timing rather than philosophy.

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A look at what’s next for Obamacare and what happened to the Republican bill to replace it.

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Without enough votes to pass, the House of Representatives postpones a vote on the Republican’s bill to repeal Obamacare.

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Several South and Southwest Side communities lag behind national health and wellness benchmarks, according to a new community health survey.

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As the Republican replacement for Obamacare faces political backlash, we take a closer look at how the law might change health coverage.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam indicated he supports the measure although he is concerned about the possible impact of the Medicaid rollback. “The Medicaid question, particularly for Illinois, is very challenging,” he said.