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Illinois governor again rejects elderly home care plan


CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has again vetoed plans to prevent changes his administration want to make to in-home services aimed at keeping elderly Illinois residents out of nursing homes. The Republican issued a veto message on Friday, saying the ...


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CHICAGO (AP) — GovBruce Rauner has again vetoed plans to prevent changes his administration want to make to in-home services aimed at keeping elderly Illinois residents out of nursing homes. The Republican issued a veto message on Friday, saying the bill would reduce the ability “to assess and serve Illinois’ elderly and persons with disabilities.” However, advocates of the proposal say changing in-home services could result in more expensive nursing home careThe plan would’ve put eligibility standards Rauner wants changed into law. Roughly 36,000 Illinoisans age 60 and older are enrolled in the Community Care ProgramAmong other changes, Rauner wants to implement another option called the Community Reinvestment Program he says would better serve seniors and provide more flexibility. Most Read StoriesSeahawks free agents: An early look at who may stay and who may goStraightening of curve at Amtrak derailment site in Dupont had not been state priorityMan banned from Alaska Air after alleged harassmentDedicated Lacey firefighter, dead at 40, was passionate role model for girlsBoeing unveils drone capable of landing on aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats upUnlimited Digital Access $1 for 4 weeks.Rauner has previously blocked similar plans. __ The bill is HB1424 The Associated Press Next StoryArizona schools superintendent decries ethnic studies ruling Previous StoryLoveland Ski Area employee dies in workplace accident // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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