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217 Today: A new California program expands Medicaid beyond traditional healthcare

Friday, September 30, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Election officials across Illinois are getting flooded with letters from conspiracy theorists who say the 2020 presidential election was rigged.
  • Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar is endorsing Republican candidate Dan Brady for Secretary of State.
  • Sept. 30 is the last day the public has the chance to provide input on Illinois’ state water plan.
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois are starting a new pilot program to monitor COVID-19 in schools through wastewater testing.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about California’s efforts to push Medicaid coverage beyond the four walls of traditional health care.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dan Mihalopoulos, Mawa Iqbal, Dana Cronin and Dan Gorenstein.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.