Governor's budget reveals co-existence, savings from the Affordable Health Care Act
CHICAGO (AP) -Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget counts nearly $98,000,000 in savings from the Affordable Health Care Act.
The numbers reveal a cautious co-existence with the controversial law.
For example, Rauner's budget for the Department of Aging eliminates a payment to provided meant to help home care workers get insurance. Home care workers will now be expected to get coverage through HealthCare.gov.
In the Department of Public Health, people who benefited from an AIDS drug assistance program and a women's cancer screening program are now assumed to be covered through the health care law.