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Medicaid managed care reforms signed into law Medicaid managed care reforms signed into law

Medicaid managed care reforms signed into law

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that people applying for Medicaid benefits in Illinois will see those applications processed more quickly, and health care providers will be paid more promptly, under a comprehensive reform bill now signed into law. In recent years, the Illinois program, called HealthChoice Illinois, has been plagued with a backlog of applications from individuals trying to get into the program as well as people trying to renew their coverage.
Pritzker calls for federal action to address gun violence Pritzker calls for federal action to address gun violence

Pritzker calls for federal action to address gun violence

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday called on congressional leaders, particularly Republicans, to push for strong federal gun control laws, including universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines. His remarks came in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings this past weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
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