Obamacare 23% More Expensive in Woodstock Than Chicago

Here’s what Woodstock resident Susan Handelsman found: Healthcare.gov premiums 23%+ higher in 60098 (Woodstock) than in Chicago 60602 Male age 50 median income $58,000 earner, CHEAPEST BRONZE PLAN, minimum $6000 deductible: ZIP CODE: 60602 (Chicago) vs. 60098 (Woodstock) SEX: Male … Continue reading

Trump Goes for Congressional Jugular on Obamacare Repeal, Rauner Has Similar Pressure Point He Hasn’t Used

People are surprised when they learn that congress critters has better medical coverage than Obamacare. The last person to mention that fact expressed outrage. Now it appears as if President Donald Trump is threatening to remove that very special privilege. … Continue reading

Health Services for Kids without Private Health Insurance Thursday at First Church in Crystal Lake

Concurrent with its Rummage Sale, the First United Methodist Church is hosting the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile this Thursday at the corner of West Crystal Lake and Dole Avenues. From 9-4, kids without private health insurance will be provided free … Continue reading

McHenry High School Teacher Negotiations after Board Meeting

After at least an hour and a half of public comment and fifteen minutes of power point information from the school board’s side, the McHenry High School Board and its teacher union went back into negotiations behind closed doors. According … Continue reading

Skala Proposes No Fringe Benefits for County Board Members

In the last Republican Primary election two candidates campaigning on not taking pension and health benefits. They were District 1 candidates Andrew Gasser and David Stieper.  Gasser won the primary and the election, while Stieper lost to incumbent Republican Robert … Continue reading

Serwatka, Wilbrandt & Skillicorn Say No to Pension & Health Benefits; Schofield Undecided

Saturday in the Northwest Herald, Paul Serwatka, running to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon, along with three others, started it out. He announced that he would not accept a pension or health benefits, if he won the election. Saturday, I … Continue reading

Roskam Targets HHS Incompetence

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam: Chairman Roskam Demands Answers from HHS on Erroneous Obamacare Tax Credits WASHINGTON, DC—Friday, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services … Continue reading

Obama Testing the Gingrich Approach to Veterans’ Health Care

When New Gingrich visited the Lake in the Hills Airport for a rally right before the Illinois Republican Primary Election in 2012, one of his “big ideas” was to unleash private medicine on the backlog of Veterans’ medical needs. Now … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Survivor Who Lost Health Insurance Roskam Guest at State of the Union

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam, who represents Algonquin Township in McHenry County: Roskam Invites Hoffman Estates Women Who Lost Health Insurance Under Obamacare to State of the Union Address WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) announced … Continue reading

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, Critic of McHenry County Board’s Lakewood SportsPlex Stimulus Loan, Retiring

The United States Senator who put the McHenry County Board’s Stimulus loan for the McHenry County SportPlex on the national map in his 2010 Wastebook has announced he is retiring at the end of the year. That’s what the National … Continue reading

About Half of Legislative Pensions Increased 3% July 1st, Health Benefit Deductions of 1% Begin for All State Retirees

It’s unlikely that many, if any, current members of the Illinois General Assembly know it, but their delaying pension reform past the end of June benefited about half of their retired colleagues. Who won? Those with birthdays in the first … Continue reading

Zane Seipler’s Back Pay, etc.

Dated August 11th, with a stamped July 31st signature from Sheriff Keith Nygren, the man who fired him, a settlement agreement has authorized the payment for the time Zane Seipler was off work, plus medical expenses that would have been … Continue reading