Illinois State Medical Society Medical Professionals Want Changes To Insurance Pre-Approval Process For Health Care By Christine Hatfield • Apr 6, 2021 Lawmakers want to change how people get insurance company approval before medical treatment. Advocates say the current process harms patients. Illinois Medical Group Urges Veto Of Pretrial Interest Bill By Eric Stock • Mar 26, 2021 Seth Perlman / AP The Illinois Senate has approved a bill that would increase payouts for verdicts in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. McLean County Offers Intervention As Vaping Illnesses Spread By Eric Stock • Sep 12, 2019 Nam Y. Huh / AP Several neighboring counties are reporting cases of severe lung disease tied to vaping and McLean County is preparing for it by offering school interventions. Central Illinois Medical Community Fights Skepticism Amid Measles Outbreak By Eric Stock • May 23, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Vaccination rates remain high in McLean County despite what the medical community says are efforts by skeptics to sow confusion over settled science, and they claim it’s putting our health at greater risk. Bloomington Doctor Warns Of Dangers Of Single-Payer Health Care By Eric Stock • Mar 11, 2019 OSF Healthcare The incoming president of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) said he's concerned single-payer health care could further drive up costs for care. Doctors Want Input In Illinois Marijuana Debate By Eric Stock • Feb 28, 2019 Sam Dunklau / NPR Illinois 91.9 FM A Bloomington doctor who will soon head the Illinois State Medical Society said the physicians group has concerns about the state's efforts to legalize recreational marijuana, but the group hasn’t yet taken a formal stance.