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Durbin Warns of Job and Economic Consequences with New Health Care Bill

Senator Dick Durbin continues to blast the health care repeat bill from Congressional Republicans. He told colleagues on the Senate Floor that the bill would would jeopardize medical services in rural communities across the country. Durbin says they are often a main economic engine in smaller, rural areas.

Durbin says the House passed health care plan would cut funding for Illinois' Medicaid program by $40 billion. He believes pink slips and closures wouldn't be far behind.

Durbin notes in rural Illinois communities, half of all children get their health care through Medicaid. 

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