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Health care cuts gain steam in Illinois House

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, seen here last October, is sponsoring a bill that cuts health care for the poor. (E. Jason Wambsgans / October 27, 2011)

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, seen here last October, is sponsoring a bill that cuts health care for the poor. (E. Jason Wambsgans / October 27, 2011)

House lawmakers today pushed forward with deep cuts in the state’s health-care system for the poor, a plan that the fate of the state’s overall budget rests upon.

Gov. Pat Quinn has pressed for a combination of cuts in care and a $1-a-pack increase in the cigarette tax to fill a $2.7 billion shortfall in the Medicaid program.

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