The Affordable Care Act: Coverage Implications and Issues for Immigrant Families

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The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a number of provisions that will expand access to subsidized health insurance coverage to the non-elderly population, including immigrants. Major provisions of the ACA include: The expansion of Medicaid up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level1; New state-based health insurance exchanges combined with insurance market reforms; Premium subsidies for… Read more »

No sugar for a year produces sweet results

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There are plenty of reasons for American families to put the brakes on sugar consumption. Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis and even dementia have all been linked to diets overloaded with the sweet stuff, much of it added to processed foods and sweetened beverages. Still, cutting back can be daunting. Pawlet,… Read more »

Health department taking holistic approach to health

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A Lake County Health Department clinic, combining behavioral health and primary care services under one roof, is opening at a newly-renovated Libertyville site, more than doubling the space of one vacated in Round Lake Park. Officials say access for patients in Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Mundelein and the Round Lake communities was crucial in locating the… Read more »