Medicaid Reform

Gov. Pat Quinn, 8th Graders

Quinn Talks With 8th Graders About Pension Reform

Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday took the case for pension and Medicaid reform to an Oak Park middle school.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to the City Club of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Urges Business Leaders To Help Push For Medicaid, Pension Reforms

Gov. Pat Quinn is enlisting the support of Chicago’s business community to sell his Medicaid and pension reform plans to state lawmakers before the Legislature adjourns at the end of this month.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses pension and Medicaid reform efforts during an interview with CBS 2 on May 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Lawmakers Must ‘Show Some Fortitude’ On Pension, Medicaid Reform

Gov. Pat Quinn was back in Springfield Tuesday night, dealing with the state’s pension and Medicaid problems. He said lawmakers must “show some fortitude” and come up with major pension and Medicaid reforms this spring.

CBS 2–05/08/2012

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

File photo of a walker. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nursing Homes Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

Representatives of Illinois nursing homes say Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed cuts in Medicaid funding will devastate the industry and could leave seniors homeless.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses his plan to save $2.7 billion in costs on Medicaid spending, through a variety of program cuts and a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Calls For Tax Hike, Service Cuts To Help Fix Medicaid

Trying to save $2.7 billion on Medicaid costs, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday his job is to tell lawmakers not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

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

Illinois State Seal

Illinois Senate Republicans Support Quinn’s Pension, Medicaid Plans

Illinois Senate Republicans say there’s a lot not to like about Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget plans, and the way he’s running the state. But as WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, they are siding with Quinn on a couple of big issues.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2012

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

Illinois House Floor

State Lawmakers OK Medicaid Reforms

Illinois lawmakers have approved reforms to the state’s Medicaid system that are intended to cut costs, pay bills sooner and reduce fraud.

01/06/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Medicaid Reform On Fast Track

Medicaid reform is on a fast track at the state Capitol, where it won a unanimous vote in the Senate today.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011