Judge Orders State To Pay For Seniors' Home Care
A federal judge has ordered the State of Illinois to fund Medicaid services for seniors living at home rather than at a nursing facility during the budget impasse.
Cindy Cunningham is with two providers who asked the court to force payments.
She says Wednesday's order will help caretakers who have taken out personal loans to keep their companies afloat.
"We’ve been without payments since July. Our houses are on the line. Our businesses are on the line," she said.
Attorneys for Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration have said court orders mandating certain services be paid are tying their hands to make policy decisions.