“Illinois lawmaker demanding proof on prison health care” @ WBEZ

Posted on October 10, 2012

Rob Wildeboer — October 9, 2012: “An Illinois state legislator is demanding answers about a huge healthcare contract for prison inmates.

Democratic Rep. Greg Harris from Chicago’s Northwest Side is pushing HR 1248, a House resolution calling for an official examination of how the state failed to audit Wexford Health Sources before signing a $1.4 billion contract with the private health care company last year.

WBEZ has been reporting on poor health care in the prisons, and a recent report by the prison watchdog John Howard Association found that no one in the state is checking on Wexford to make sure they’re providing the care they’re being paid for……………….”

Read more at WBEZ.