HB5104 Vetoed

HB5104 abolishes the $5 co-pay Illinois prisoners must pay to see a doctor. Governor Rauner, however, recommended simply reducing the current $5 co-pay for inmates to $3.90. Reducing the co-pay amount by $1.10 does not support Illinois’ ability to meet its obligation to provide adequate correctional health care to the entire incarcerated population. This change will perpetuate the same dysfunctional correctional healthcare outcomes currently present in a system that is rife with flaws in both the quality and delivery of services. Override!