reform bill http://tristatesradio.com en Hammond Says Medicaid Reform Bill is Key to Cuts http://tristatesradio.com/post/hammond-says-medicaid-reform-bill-key-cuts <p>State Representative Norine Hammond says Illinois could save about half the Medicaid money the governor targeted in his budget address.<br /><br />Governor Pat Quinn wants to cut $2.7 billion from Medicaid spending for next fiscal year.<br /><br />Hammond said Quinn signed a bill into law&nbsp; about a year ago that tightened Medicaid eligibility requirements. The changes never took effect because the state needed a federal waiver first. The waiver request was denied.<br /> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:57:40 +0000 James Lenz 10660 at http://tristatesradio.com Hammond Says Medicaid Reform Bill is Key to Cuts