CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Nearly a hundred healthcare and immigrant advocates marched Thursday from Pilsen to Downtown, where they pleaded for the Governor to reverse a change to non-citizen healthcare.
Enrollment is set to be paused this weekend for a state funded healthcare program for non-citizens ages 42 to 64. There will also be a cap in place for a separate program offering similar benefits to those ages 65 and older.
Outside the Thompson Center, one woman initially remained calm while telling us that she had just come from learning of a breast cancer diagnosis. But, she began to sob and asked that she remain anonymous because she has not yet told her family.
She told WBBM she enrolled in a health care program just four months ago. She underwent a biopsy after receiving a mammogram, and her diagnosis has been caught early. She now has a good chance at treatment and recovery.