From Americans For Prosperity-Illinois…
This Tuesday, the Illinois Senate’s Public Health Committee will consider S.B. 26, which would expand Medicaid in Illinois to include an additional 500,000 individuals. Currently, more than 35% of Illinois doctors do not accept new Medicaid patients, and it’s no wonder why; Illinois already has one of the lowest reimbursement rates in the country and a backlog of billions of dollars of unpaid bills piled up.
The massive influx of new recipients would overburden an already struggling system, resulting in worse care for more people from a dwindling number of providers. Simply expanding the program, without addressing any of the causes for its lack of efficiency or efficacy, is doing a disservice to the people of Illinois.
Click here to read what our national Medicare policy expert, Nicole Kaeding, has to say about the problems facing the Medicaid system. In fact, I co-authored, along with Nicole, an op-ed that appeared in the Chicago Tribune about Medicaid expansion. Click here to read it. Please take a moment to contact the members of the Public Health Committee and encourage them to vote against S.B. 26.
Senate Public Health Committee
John Mulroe (D-Chgo)
Mattie Hunter (D-Chgo)
Napoleon Harris, (D-Chgo)
Kwame Raoul (D-Chgo)
Heather Steans (D-Chgo)
Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chgo)
Dave Syverson (R-Rkfd)
Darin LaHood (R-Peoria)
Jim Oberweis (R-N. Aurora)
Thank you for your continued commitment to economic freedom.
David W. From
Illinois State Director
Americans for Prosperity-Illinois
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