GOP Wants Moratorium On New Medicaid Programs(Springfield, IL) -- Republican lawmakers want to put a freeze on Medicaid expansion in Illinois. State Rep Patti Bellock says the state is far behind on getting half of the Medicaid recipients into a managed care system, which is required by law.
"HFS has worked somewhat towards the goals, but the goals in the managed care legislation are 50% in managed care by January of 2015, but look at the statistics now, we're only at 18%" said Bellock.
Republicans say they don't want any more programs added to the system until the state meets its goal of putting half of the recipients in managed care. They criticize Governor Quinn for firing a company that scrubbed the rolls and kicked thousands of people off because they weren't eligible to receive benefits. That after unions filed a grievance over the matter, claiming they were legally required to clean up the system. An arbitrator agreed and put unions in charge, but they haven't provided an update on how many people have been taken off the rolls since January.
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