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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 is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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