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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Another Senator Dave Syverson comment...

Last night legislature passed the Free Healthcare bill. This provides free healthcare at hospitals in certain communities Rockford being one. Hospitals will now have to give free healthcare to people up to 200% of poverty ($46,100 for family of 4) - As you know there is NO SUCH THING AS FREE so who do you think pays this bill?

Is this the way our state cuts costs? As the above comment suggests, someone will pay. It will undoubtedly be a part of the paying patients hospital bills, meaning our health insurance premiums will go up to cover the "free" health care. I am guessing, but doesn't this sound like a way for Illinois to cut the horrendous state deficit by cutting into the medicaid enrollment? Free health care means less need to have medicaid. What a sad state of affairs.   Ken Dillenburg