Responsible Budget Coalitions

Group Opposes Illinois Medicaid Cuts

Apr 25, 2012

Another advocacy group is using potential job losses to oppose Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's plan to cut Medicaid. The Responsible Budget Coalitions says the state would lose almost 38,000 jobs and millions of dollars in economic activity related to health care. The coalition includes advocates for retirees, housing and other services. Quinn wants to cut Medicaid spending by about $2 billion dollars, but Ralph MartireĀ of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability says it won't save that much because spending less means the state gets less in federal matching funds.