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State News
12:50 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Bill would require Illinois patients receive referrals

New legislation proposed in Illinois would require health care providers who deny care based on religious beliefs to provide patients with information about where to find treatment.

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Health care
7:02 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Il late on more than one billion dollars in health insurance payments

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.

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.

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