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Morning Shift

Illinois Has A Budget, But Problems Remain For Medicaid, Doctors, Hospitals

It’s been nearly two weeks since Illinois passed a budget, but having a spending plan in place does not solve the problems the state faces when it comes to Medicaid. Additionally, the $15 billion backlog of bills is causing issues for doctors and hospitals across the state that cannot be fixed overnight. Morning Shift talks to Crain’s Chicago Business health care reporter Kristen Schorsch. She’s written a series of stories for the publication about the dire fiscal straits of our state government are having on people and organizations in the medical field and the Illinois residents that they serve.

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