Rauner Threatens To Stop Health Care Payments

(Springfield, IL) — People covered by the state’s group insurance plan may be in danger of losing their coverage. “The State Journal-Register” reports Governor Rauner has threatened to stop all payments to those providing the healthcare. The Illinois Department of Central Management Services says all available funding has been exhausted and without a budget, there is no legal authority to continue to pay health care providers. Those affected will include state workers, university employees, and retirees.