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Medicaid Costs

About 800 nursing home workers and administrators hold a rally outside the Thompson Center to protest Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed reductions in Medicaid spending, which would cut about $237 million in funding to the state's nursing homes. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

A spirited rally organized by the state’s nursing home industry livened up the plaza outside the Thompson Center on Monday, as workers and administrators gathered to protest the governor’s planned Medicaid cuts.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Carla Givan (center, seated) suffers from Lou Gehrig's Disease, and needs constant care from her daughter Donisha (left) and a hospice nurse (right). (Credit: CBS)

State Budget Cuts Could Take Away Hospice Care For Poor

Gov. Pat Quinn says the state’s Medicaid system is on the verge of collapse, and to save it, billions of dollars in spending must be cut. One service that could end on the chopping block is hospice care for the poor.

CBS 2–04/17/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Wants To Cut $2 Billion From Medicaid Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn previewed some tough budget choices Tuesday, saying he wants to cut $2 billion from the state’s Medicaid budget to help solve the state’s fiscal woes.

02/07/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Spokeswoman: Quinn Wants To Take On Ballooning Medicaid Costs

A spokeswoman says Gov. Pat Quinn wants to address the problem of skyrocketing Medicaid costs in Illinois, but state legislators are not cooperating.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012