Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner initially supported the bill as a candidate, eased off that position in the spring, but ultimately said his support for abortion rights and a woman's choice would never change.
Opinions are changing in favor of a single-payer health care system among both physicians and their patients, but doctors are much more likely to support a single-payer health care system than the rest of the public.
Waivers added to House Republicans' bill would once again make insurance unaffordable for many with pre-existing conditions, posing a political problem for the GOP.
House Republicans are celebrating but the American Health Care Act is likely to see major revisions in the upper chamber.
U.S. laws already prohibit federal money from being used for abortion, but currently allow the Medicaid low-income health program to cover other services.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said state health officials "likely acted to disenroll qualified health care providers from Medicaid without cause."
A new report finds Obamacare gets high marks in conservative states where more low-income individuals now have health insurance.
Federal judges have blocked recent attempts by neighboring Arkansas and Louisiana to halt Medicaid funds.
Evidence shows providing IUDs during hospitalizations for delivery is an effective way to increase contraceptive use among new mothers.
The health insurance industry has snagged another top official to get what it wants from lawmakers and regulators.