From the Austin Weekly News:
Low-income Chicago residents brace for Medicaid cutsCommunity health advocates urge Quinn to veto or postpone law’s passage
By A. JABARI JEFFERSON
Medill News Service
June 6, 2012
If Gov. Pat Quinn signs the controversial measure that would cut $1.6 billion from Medicaid, more than 160,000 low-income residents throughout the state stand to feel the impact of reduced health care.
From Community Media Workshop:
In Springfield, no solutions
by Curtis Black
June 3, 2012
Sad to say, nothing they’re doing or talking about in the General Assembly will have a significant impact on the state’s chronic budget crisis.
Not draconian Medicaid cuts, not possible pension cuts or casino expansions. The legislature is barking up the wrong trees, and doing it over and over.
From the Chicago Tribune:Health care cuts gain steam in Illinois House
By Ray Long
12:17 p.m. CDT, May 24, 2012
SPRINGFIELD --- House lawmakers today pushed forward with deep cuts in the state's health-care system for the poor, a plan that the fate of the state's overall budget rests upon.
Illinois House and Senate Gut Medicaid
Reverse the Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx!
Last Night, the Illinois House and Senate voted to eliminate Illinois Cares Rx, as a part of $1.6 billion of deep cuts to dozens of critical Medicaid programs. Click here to read the WUIS story featuring Citizen Action's own William McNary.
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Protesters fight Medicaid cuts at Ill. Capitol
By: Alex Degman | April 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD — As talks about deep Medicaid cuts pick up steam, so are the buses carrying people protesting them.
Dozens of people came to the Capitol Wednesday to protest what they say are unfair and inhumane cuts to the Medicaid program.