Milking Medicaid: State-contracted insurance firms balk at paying frontline medical providers, threatening the viability of leading hospitals and clinics, and imperiling Illinois’ entire Medicaid program.
David Jackson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and four-time Pulitzer finalist whose work has focused on lifting the voices of neglected people amid life-threatening government failures.
FBI Investigating Loretto Hospital’s Vaccination Program
After reports that doses went to ineligible people with ties to hospital administrators, a federal grand jury is investigating.
Loretto Hospital Union Says Workers Need Meeting With Leaders, Spots On Board Amid State Investigation
A union for more than 200 Loretto workers said it’s asked to meet three times with hospital leaders amid the scandals — only to be ignored.
After Loretto Hospital Executive’s Pal Got $4 Million In Contracts, Patient Complaints And Assaults Soared
Locked inside Loretto’s psychiatric ward for five days, one man risked his life to flee.
Loretto Hospital Under Investigation For ‘Potential Misuse Of Charitable Assets’
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office is investigating the West Side hospital after the Better Government Association and Block Club Chicago disclosed insider contracts.
BGA Sues for Illinois Medicaid Contract Records
Milking Medicaid: A new state contract covers the health care of 36,000 vulnerable children. But documents detailing the contractor’s performance are a “trade secret,” officials say.
Few Programs Steer Child Carjackers Away From Trouble
Children as young as 13 have been caught hijacking cars in Chicago. Experts say first-time arrestees can’t get the intervention they need.
Illinois Medicaid Companies Rake In Record Profits From Pandemic
Milking Medicaid: As part of an ongoing series examining one of Illinois’ largest expenses, the Better Government Association reveals how the five private insurance companies running the state’s healthcare program for low-income residents benefited from the COVID-19 lockdown.
Empresas Medicaid De Illinois Amasan Ganancias Récord Durante La Pandemia
La explotación de Medicaid: Como parte de la continuación de una serie investigativa que analiza uno de los mayores gastos de Illinois, Better Government Association (BGA) revela cómo las cinco compañías de seguros privadas que administran el programa de salud del estado para residentes de bajos ingresos se beneficiaron de los confinamientos durante la pandemia del COVID-19.
Powerful State Senator Got Caribbean Trips, Campaign Donations And Cash Through Loretto Hospital
State Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford accepted campaign contributions from a Loretto Hospital contractor and Caribbean travel as part of her board duties.