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  1. Down the Escalator: Why escalators in O'Hare Airport's terminal of the future?

    Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin takes star architect Jeanne Gang to task for heavy reliance on escalators in her $8.5 billion O'Hare terminal redesign. Gang creates brilliant structures, including this one, and her multilevel airport design lets plenty of natural light into the airport experience. Kamin, however, argues that the escalator plan complicates and frustrates travelers, and with breakdowns like what occurs at other airports, could even put pressure on national traffic patterns.
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  2. Gunning for Medicaid Again: Trump's New Budget

    "The spending plan calls for a cut of nearly $1.5 trillion in Medicaid over 10 years and for $1.2 trillion to be added for the block grants or per-person caps that would start in 2021. Under the new arrangement, states would gain far more freedom to set their own rules about how to cover the poor. (Spitzbub: that means more restrictions from cash-strapped state govts.) The budget also would eliminate funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which has gone to about three ...
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  3. Now airlines must show their track records with wheelchairs, scooters and luggage

    Air carriers now must disclose to the public the number "of checked bags, wheelchairs and motorized scooters they lost, broke or mishandled."

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifes...219-story.html

    These monthly reports were already being compiled by act of Congress, but Sen. Tammy Duckworth and the Paralyzed Veterans of America pressed to open these to the public.

    Duckworth, ...

    Updated 12-22-2018 at 10:32 PM by Spitzbub

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