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Federal money for Illinois healthcare providers, to the tune of a couple billion dollars, could be on the line if Illinois lawmakers do not take action, and soon.

State Senator Chapin Rose says he has been working hard lately to get Illinois in line with a federal mandate that would revise how the state disperses it's federal money.

According to Sen. Rose, the assessment hasn't changed in ten years and it is not an easy task. He is working with the Illinois Hospitals Association on changing it and has his eye on the process because it will impact hospitals differently.

Sen. Rose says $2.5 to $3-billion is on the line and a change in the system likely is not going to be great for any of the players, including Chicago.

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