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