After stressing Medicaid reform in his campaign for re-election,
State Rep. Mike Tryon has been appointed to serve on a new committee on the subject.
Here is his press release on the topic:
Springfield…..State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) has been chosen to serve on a special State Committee on Medicaid Reform.
Tryon will join 14 other legislators from across Illinois on the bipartisan committee, and together the group will seek ways to reduce the costs associated with Medicaid. “In 2007 our Medicaid costs were approximately $9.9 billion and today, just three years later, those costs have almost doubled to $16 billion,” said Tryon. “Our budget is being consumed by Medicaid costs and we must look at reforms to find efficiencies and eliminate fraud.”
Members of the committee will hold hearings around the state between now and when the General Assembly convenes in January for the next legislative session. At that point their findings and recommendations will be presented to other lawmakers.