Health-care reporter, The State Journal-Register, Springfield IL, and chairman of newsroom's NewsGuild-CWA union. Cell (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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Nov 21, 2017

RT @RollingStone: David Cassidy, the beloved singer, actor and teen idol of ''The Partridge Family,' has died 

Nov 21, 2017

RT @TopherSpiro: BREAKING: The nation's actuaries on repeal of the individual mandate: "Insurers would likely reconsider their futur…

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