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Legislature passes bill allowing raise in taxes for nursing home safety reform

State lawmakers have announced that they have passed a bill that will hike taxes currently levied on nursing homes in order to raise money for safety reform.

After raising the estimated $145 million, the government health care will match the amount with money collected for Medicaid.

Nursing home executives have said that the funds will help pay for more staffing at nursing home facilities, finance a reform to fix the broken system and hire more state inspectors. Of the $290 million, nearly 86 percent will be going to Illinois facilities.

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