health care providers http://peoriapublicradio.org en Il late on more than one billion dollars in health insurance payments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-late-more-one-billion-dollars-health-insurance-payments <p></p><div>The department in charge of state employee benefits says Illinois is more than a billion dollars behind on its health insurance payments. IPR’S Chris Slaby reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Doctors have to wait as long as a year after they provide health care to a state worker before they're reimbursed by the state. Marcia Armstrong is a liaison between the state's Central Management Services and the Illinois legislature. She says the insurance backlog totals one-point-six billion dollars now -- and could jump another 200-million by the summer.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:02:43 +0000 Denise Molina 4125 at http://peoriapublicradio.org