Thursday, April 19, 2012

Illinois Republican Legislative Leaders Statement on Governor’s Medicaid Announcement

On February 22, Governor Quinn said in his Budget Address, “To rescue Illinois' Medicaid program, we must reduce expenditures in the program by $2.7 billion in the coming year.” We agreed with him and will hold him to his words.

This afternoon, Governor Quinn put out a proposal that includes a tax increase. We stand with our members on the Medicaid working group against any tax increases to solve our Medicaid crisis. We are encouraging the working group to continue working in a bi-partisan way to come up with $2.7 billion In Medicaid reforms and cuts, NOT revenue enhancements.

This will continue to be a challenging job, but we are confident that the working group can come up with substantive solutions that will truly tackle our massive Medicaid problems.

-Sen. Christine Radogno -Rep. Tom Cross

IL Senate Republican Leader IL House Republican Leader

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