Health-care reporter, The State Journal-Register, Springfield IL; chair of SJ-R's newsroom union; U of I at Urbana grad; (217) 836-1068,

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I cover Medicaid and a wide variety of other health care-related issues for The State Journal-Register in Springfield IL. I previously worked at newspapers in Peoria, IL, Lafayette IN and Hammond IN. I'm a 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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@DeanOlsenSJR — 1,710 followers, 2,876 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

RT @LoriHendren: Great discussion in Peoria about the state budget - the challenges ahead #twill @aarpillinois

Jul 20, 2017

RT @thehill: Trump picks climate skeptic with no science degree for top USDA science job

Jul 19, 2017

.@RecoverGateway to offer Sangamon jail inmates 'medication-assisted' treatment - Springfield, IL  #opioid #heroin

Jul 19, 2017

RT @kylegriffin1: I've been thinking about this John McCain moment from the 2008 campaign a lot lately. Even more so tonight.

Jul 19, 2017

RT @politico: Trump wants to end ACA subsidy payments. Immediately halting them would likely tip the Obamacare markets into chaos…

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