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217 Today: Research shows Medicaid enrollment could break cycles of incarceration

Monday, March 21, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Senator Dick Durbin says he believes Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the proper choice to join the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Women working full-time in Illinois earn about $13,000 less per year than men, according to the U.S. Census.
  • A new COVID-19 test developed in Chicago boasts the speed of an antigen test and has the accuracy of a PCR test.
  • The Illinois men’s basketball team ended its season Sunday with a 68-53 loss to Houston in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about efforts to enroll people leaving prison in Medicaid to help keep them from coming back.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Joe Deacon, Shahla Farzan, Caroline Kubzansky and Rob McColley.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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