Aaron Winters | Executive Director, Healthcare Council | 847-334-6411

Good morning, Healthcare Council. The General Assembly's Spring Break is coming to an end, and we will resume regular session for both the House and the Senate next week. May 31st will be here before you know it, and with that, hopefully a budget. We're still tracking more than 100 healthcare-related bills that have moved on to the opposite Chamber - download the full list here. On to the update!
New Speaker Added to Quarterly Meeting
We are pleased to announce that lead House Republican budget negotiator and Medicaid working group member Representative Tom Demmer will join our next quarterly meeting on May 6. HFS Director Theresa Eagleson is already confirmed. In addition to being the point-person on a host of healthcare-related topics for the House Republicans, he also is the minority spokesman on House Appropriations: Human Services and the Prescription Drug Affordability committees - two committees that have seen their fair share of anti-business pieces of legislation this year.
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Healthcare Council Quarterly Meeting
Monday, May 6
2 pm
The Memorial Center for Learning 
228 W. Miller St.
MCLI 2A Curtis Theatre
Springfield, IL 62702
Healthcare News Roundup
Chicago Tribune: As health insurance prices soared, 'the state was powerless to stop it.' The House just passed a bill to change that.
Crain's Chicago Business Opinion (Dr. Eric Whitaker): Westlake hospital standoff highlights tough choices in health care
Capitol News Illinois: Illinois health officials seek to build vaccine stockpile to combat measles
Chicago Tribune: UIC has made millions off drugs it developed. Now it's partnering with an investment firm to create more.
JCAR Update
There have been no healthcare-related rules proposed since our last update.

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