This week, the Illinois Policy Institute unveiled a 59-point plan to save $2.7 billion from Medicaid without rate cuts or tax hikes. The plan was presented at a statehouse press conference by Institute CEO John Tillman, senior fellow John Stephen and endorsed by Sen. Kyle McCarter. Sens. Darin LaHood and Sam McCann joined us at the press conference to lend support for the plan.
Here's a digest of media coverage from the report and press conference. Since Monday morning, the Institute's plan has been in the news more than 30 times all across the state:
Greg Hinz blog: "Think tank offers conservative plan to cut state's Medicaid budget"
"State Democrats offer $240 million in Medicaid cuts" news story by Andrew Wang
Radio interview on Morning News Watch with Bob Murray
"Group offers 59 ideas for cutting $2.7B in Medicaid"
"Senate Democrats, Republicans push competing Medicaid reforms" (story by Illinois Radio Network)
"Senate GOP backs institute’s Medicaid plan" (story by Illinois Radio Network)
"Medicaid funding on the state's chopping block"