AFP: Illinois, Say NO to Medicaid Expansion!‏

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

Chairman

Vice-Chairperson

Member

Member

Member

Member

Minority Spokesman

Member

Member

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)

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(815) 987-7555

(309) 693-4921

(630) 800-1992

Thank you for your continued commitment to economic freedom.

Sincerely,

David W. From
Illinois State Director
Americans for Prosperity-Illinois

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About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for RedCounty.com. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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