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House Agrees to Budget But Not to Workers' Compensation Reforms

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 504 | 0 | 0 min read

The House on Sunday and Monday passed three budget bills that still face Senate approval and vows of vetoes by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, but lawmakers could not agree on workers’ compensation changes. Democrats are pushing for rate regulation and limits on insurer profits in exchange for Republican demands to move away from an expensive, charge-based medical fee schedule to one tied to Medicare. “The situation is normal: Stress and hostility in Springfield,” said Steve Schneider, Midwest region vice president for the American Insurance Association. “There is just ...

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