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By Tom Harris
Climate science is no more 'settled' than the ever-changing climate itself
Topic - Dale Righter
New legislation filed in the Illinois Senate is aimed at helping solve the state's propane shortage.
In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, dentists pull teeth that could be saved because Medicaid doesn't pay for root canals.
"The result is individuals and families who are having to make very real decisions about whether they can heat their homes in the coming weeks and months ahead," Righter said.
"Medicaid is such a large, complicated part of our budget problem, that to get our hands around it is very difficult. It's that big. It's that bad," said Illinois Sen. Dale Righter, a Republican and co-chairman of a bipartisan panel to reform Medicaid in Illinois, where nearly 30 percent of total spending goes to the program.