Illinois wants to be the engine that pulls states toward the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, yet an economic catastrophe is just around the bend. As Ben Yount reports, Julie Hamos, director of Illinois’ Health Care and Family Services department, told Illinois lawmakers Tuesday never mind the president’s health care reform: the state is still struggling to fix the current health care system for the poor. By 2014, Hamos said, the state is headed for a “train wreck.”
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