Chaos to order?

Crisis in Illinois. Order in the court.

Yesterday Judge Lefkow ordered the State of Illinois to negotiate a plan with us to pay over $2 billion in overdue Medicaid bills. The State’s failure to pay as a result of a three-year budget impasse puts millions of adults and children — as well as the entire safety net health system — at risk. Read the entire press release here and the court order here.

Will this be the “crisis” Illinois needs to hammer out a budget and revenue solutions?

There may not be much time left to tell.

Here’s a partial round up of press coverage: