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ICYMI: A Review of Medicaid Expansion in Illinois under the Affordable Care Act



The following letter to the editor was published the week of January 8, 2017.

January 1 marked the beginning of the 19th month in which Illinois has operated without a comprehensive, balanced budget. To be clear, recently expired “stopgap” measures should not be considered a budget,...

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This article discusses a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the State of Illinois’ transportation revenue off limits for other purposes, noting that the amendment would not prevent...

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