Rauner, Kirk Place State’s Medicaid Expansion Under Microscope

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Published on March 31 2014 8:52 pm
Last Updated on March 31 2014 8:52 pm
Written by Wayne Moran

With the signup deadline set for today, U. S. Senator Mark Kirk has some tough questions about the Obamacare law.

He contends that Illinois' expansion of Medicaid coverage gives Illinoisans the false belief that they have health insurance. Kirk also questioned whether people that sign up would get much coverage considering the state's budget woes. The Illinois lawmaker was joined by Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner, who warned of the possibility of a huge budget gap in the future attributed to Governor Quinn's Medicaid expansion.