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Message Delivered

Today the Governor’s office received our position paper for our insurance reform bill (HB1193).  Although the legislature has yet to formally send either of our two bills to the Governor’s office, we wanted to ensure that Governor Quinn knew our positions well before the bills hit his desk.  For the rest of the week I will be dealing with our state health exchange program: commenting on how we believe that the national healthcare plan should be implemented in Illinois, working with a separate coalition of healthcare providers to ensure that any program is created with the best interest of Illinois citizens at heart, and positioning ourselves to be a part of any future boards and bodies who are making the health care policy determinations in the future.  I have several long conference calls to look forward to and a few pages to write to ensure that any state based health care model is not controlled entirely by the MD’s, DO’s, trial lawyers, insurance companies and business interests.

You probably recall that our insurance bill put a time limit on how long an insurance company may come back after a physician for services already rendered.  Numerous reasons were given for why this practice had developed and (in our opinion) spiraled wildly out of control: the economy, Obamacare, overutilization…  I found the following article by Crain’s Chicago Business Journal to be “interesting.”

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  1. Dr. Linda ehlers
    June 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Where is SB1843 in all of this? When does the Governor get it or does he have it on his desk now?

    • June 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Neither of our bills have even formally left the legislature yet. It could take up to two months more for the Governor to sign. I promise to let you know first thing Doctor. =)

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