An audit issued Tuesday shows Illinois government could not properly account for more than $7 billion paid to private medical insurance companies running parts of the Medicaid program.
It comes as Gov. Bruce Rauner¹s administration is planning to expand the role of private insurance.
Medicaid is Illinois' health care program for the elderly, poor and disabled, and the Rauner administration wants more of it run by private insurance.
But Democratic Rep. Fred Crespo, from Hoffman Estates, says these Managed Care Organizations, or MCOs, are squeezing patients.