By Bill Mayeroff, Quad-Cities Online State Rep. Rich Morthland, R-Cordova, joined Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) on Friday to call attention to budget pressure facing Illinois taxpayers due to Medicaid costs and the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. The legislators held a news conference Friday afternoon at the Quad City International Airport in Moline, one of several during a fly-around of the state... Rep. Cross said Illinois needs to do a better job controlling Medicaid costs, including improving verification of residence to get Medicaid benefits and implementing a co-pay for those who go to emergency rooms for non-emergencies. "We can't afford it," he said. "Clearly we need to take action."... To read the full article and other news from the Quad-Cities Online, please click HERE
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