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Michael McRaith

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Gov. Pat Quinn Taps Jay Rowell as Director of Illinois Department of Employment Security

(Chicago, IL) – June 6, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn on Friday evening announced several top appointments to state agencies, including Jay Rowell as director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Rowell, who is currently the political director for the Senate President John Cullerton’s Illinois Democratic Senate operation, is a former deputy director in the … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Unveils Latest Round of Executive Appointments

(Chicago, IL) — February 7, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today named two senior members to his administration and re-appointed five members of his executive cabinet, completing a second-round of appointments. Continue reading »

Psst. Illinois Insurance Director Michael McRaith is Likely Candidate for 1st Federal Insurance Office Chief, Says Wall Street Journal

(Chicago, IL) — September 30, 2010. The name of Illinois Insurance Director and Chicago resident Michael McRaith is being floated as the first chief of the new Federal Insurance Office, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. “It’s a pretty historic opportunity, since whoever gets the job will be the first to run … Continue reading »

Illinois Governor 2010 Elections: Human Rights Activists Boost Governor Pat Quinn with Fundraiser Bash

(Chicago, IL) — June 16, 2010. Honesty. Equality. Those words pulsated on tongues last night—like the secret sauce over the beef tenderloin—among the guests at a private, $1,000-a-plate dinner party in Chicago for Governor Pat Quinn and running mate Sheila Simon. “I think Quinn is one of the few true honest politicians today. He does … Continue reading »

Health Care Reform: Gov. Pat Quinn Seeks to Tap $200 Million from Feds to Expand Health Insurance to Illinois Uninsured Residents

(Springfield, IL) — May 4, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today announced legislation that will expand insurance coverage for uninsured people with pre-existing conditions by tapping into nearly $200 million in federal funds. As part of this legislative push, Quinn is also introducing a measure to create a Health Consumer’s Bill of Rights. Both bills will … Continue reading »

Health Care Reform–Illinois: Barack Obama May Have Approved It, But Pat Quinn or Bill Brady Will Have to Implement It

(Chicago, IL) — March 24, 2010. President Barack Obama yesterday approved the new health care reform law, but Governor Pat Quinn or a Governor Bill Brady will be largely responsible for carrying it out in Illinois. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune‘s Judith Graham, Illinois Department of Insurance Director Michael McRaith swatted aside one … Continue reading »

Health Care Reform: U.S. Rep. Bill Foster Credits Conversation with Illinois Insurance Commissioner Michael McRaith for “Yes” Vote

(Chicago, IL) — March 22, 2010. U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), one of the House Democratic hold-outs on President Barack Obama‘s health care reform bill that came before the U.S. House on Sunday, credits consultation with Illinois Insurance Commissioner Michael McRaith in helping him cast a “yes” vote for the plan. “In the last 72 … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn OKs Law to Blunt Health Insurance Denials; Greg Harris, Heather Steans Stear Health Reform through Illinois Legislature

Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that ensures that all Illinois residents denied health insurance claims can soon be reviewed by a qualified, independent doctor. Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn to Sign Health Insurance Reform Bill Sponsored by State Rep Greg Harris, State Senator Heather Steans

(Chicago, IL) — January 5, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today will hold a press conference in Chicago to sign consumer protection legislation, House Bill 3923, to reform Illinois health insurance and help Illinois small businesses. Quinn will be joined by the bill’s sponsors’ State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and … Continue reading »

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