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Governor Quinn proposed major cuts to Illinois' Medicaid budget. The decision will affect 220 seniors who utilize Chicago R.E.A.C.H., a non-profit organization providing all-inclusive medical care.


Seniors devastated over impending closure of all-inclusive medical facility

by Jaclyn McGoey
May 31, 2012


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Florentina Santos is a Chicago R.E.A.C.H. patient who is upset about the center's impending closure.

Non-profit organization Chicago R.E.A.C.H provides seniors like Florentina Santos with medical, social and recreational services. Governor Quinn's proposed Medicaid budget cut will result in the closing of programs like Chicago R.E.A.C.H. ultimately affecting hundreds of seniors in the Chicagoland area.