Gov. Pat Quinn

You'll never guess where the latest Medicaid relief is coming from

You'll never guess where the latest Medicaid relief is coming from

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If you are a long-term care provider relying on Medicaid dollars to make ends meet, Illinois is probably one of the last places where you'd want to be doing business. But Illinois also might have a program worth emulating wherever you are.

New, tougher regulations for Illinois nursing homes pass the state House, but funding remains an issue

Nursing homes in Illinois are facing new higher standards after a unanimous vote in the state's House—118-0—to pass a major overhaul of the long-term care system. A similar vote is expected in the Illinois Senate, according to local reports.