Governor Pat Quinn pushes $2.7 billion Illinois Medicaid savings plan
(Springfield, IL) – April 19, 2012. Without consensus by his working group, Governor Pat Quinn today struck out on his own and announced his own plan to cut Illinois Medicaid costs by $2.7 billion from the Illinois’ troubled health care program for the poor.
“We must act quickly to save the entire Medicaid system from collapse, and protect providers and the millions of Illinois residents that depend upon Medicaid for their healthcare,” Quinn said.
The Governor convened a working group – comprised of members from each of the four legislative caucuses – to explore all options to wring $2.7 billion out of the Medicaid system, but the group has yet to reach a full consensus.
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