Cook County’s government-run health care system is providing more free care. Now commissioners want other hospitals to step up.
Board President Toni Preckwinkle is sinking big money into ousting the few Republicans left.
The Cook County board president does not pinch taxpayers in the proposed budget for 2019.
The Republican governor also called for an investigation of the sex assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
This week, the president of the Cook County Board threw her hat, and Democratic Party leading role, into the ring for Chicago mayor.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle demanded her chief of staff’s resignation after he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior.
Rahm Emanuel announced last week that he will not seek a third term as Chicago mayor. It’s set off a flurry of speculation.
The tab is a mix of free treatment for the uninsured, and debt from patients and insurers that can’t or won’t pay the bills.
The Cook County Health and Hospitals System is providing a greater share of free care in the county, while other hospitals provide less.
Commissioners were surprised to learn their health system board had brought in a national consultant to fix a longstanding money issue.