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Officials: Illinois budget gridlock could impact health services

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Officials: Illinois budget gridlock could impact health services

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) – The head of the Illinois Hospital Association says a continuing deadlock in Springfield over a state spending plan could jeopardize health services. IHA President and CEO Maryjane Wurth issued a statement Thursday about possible effects if the Legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner fail to resolve a budget impasse by the end […]

Officials: Illinois budget gridlock could impact health services

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) – The head of the Illinois Hospital Association says a continuing deadlock in Springfield over a state spending plan could jeopardize health services.

IHA President and CEO Maryjane Wurth issued a statement Thursday about possible effects if the Legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner fail to resolve a budget impasse by the end of the month.

She says lawmakers should consider adopting a temporary one-month budget if they fail to find a compromise.

She says that would avert a shutdown and preserve access to essential health services until a final budget agreement is reached.

Wurth says Illinois hospitals are “deeply concerned” that state payments affecting hospitals may stop. She says safety-net hospitals and rural hospitals would be especially hard hit, and that many hospitals rely on state revenue to fulfill their missions.

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