State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 9 – Health Care, State-Run Health Insurance

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of health care, including whether candidates favored a state-run health insurance plan. And the candidates had a minute to … Continue reading

McHenry Fiesta Days Parade Participants March Through the Rain

The McHenry Fiesta Days Parade was almost over, but I was still hanging around to see if the Republicans would have an entry. As rain and, then, hail began an entry of liberals appeared supporting universal health care. They wanted … Continue reading

Local Hospitals Score 3’s and 4’s Out of 5

Medicare has put out patient reviews of hospitals. There’s a five star rating system and local hospitals got 3’s and 4’s. Friday the Chicago Tribune had a huge article about the new program, including a list in descending order of … Continue reading

Obama Signs Roskam Medicaid/Medicare Fraud Bill

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam: President Obama Signs Roskam, Carney Medicare Fraud Provisions Into Law WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE) released the following statements after President Obama signed into law H.R. 2, … Continue reading

Roskam Takes on Medicare Fraud Again

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam: Roskam, Carney Praise Committee Passage of Bipartisan Medicare Fraud Package Legislation Includes Roskam-Carney Bipartisan, Bicameral PRIME Act WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman John Carney (D-DE) released the following statements after … 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

Ten Year Sentence & $2.9 Million Forfeiture Ordered in Medicare Home Health Care Fraud

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: OWNER OF FORMER SOUTH SUBURBAN HOME HEALTH CARE BUSINESS SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR $2.9 MILLION MEDICARE FRAUD CHICAGO — The co-owner of a former south suburban home health care … Continue reading

Two Ken Koehler Pieces Arrive Today

It’s a beautiful Saturday with people out raking leaves, taking leisurely walks and talking to neighbors. And, I’ve been knocking on doors trying to convince people to vote against Jack Franks’ referendum to create a County Executive form of government. … Continue reading

Second Misleading Social Security-Medicare Post Card Sent on Dee Beaubien’s Behalf Last Week from Mike Madigan

When I posted the “David McSweeney will take away Social Security and Medicar”e post card from the Illinois Democratic Party on Dee Beaubien’s behalf, I didn’t know that two had hit the mailboxes last week. I can’t be sure of … Continue reading