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Sen. Brady calls for review of DHFS audit

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[March 09, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, is calling for an immediate suspension of the process of selecting vendors for state-administered supplemental HMO insurance coverage, based on a report released Thursday detailing a state audit of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

State Auditor General Bill Holland blasted DHFS for its handling of a five-year, $6.6 billion contract to the state's largest insurer to administer HMO plans for state employees.

Brady has sent a letter to Illinois Legislative Audit Commission Executive Director Jane Stricklin, asking for an expedited hearing to be scheduled on March 21. He also sent a letter about the matter to Gov. Pat Quinn.

"After a review of the very disturbing summary and the failure of the current administration to comply with the procurement code and provisions of the Ethics Commission, I am calling for the suspension of the RFP process within this administration until we can take a much closer look at these findings," said Brady, who is a member of the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission.

The 44th District senator said he will also be working with legislative leaders to seek immediate consideration to sponsor emergency legislation to address the DHFS audit.


See auditor general's report.

[Text from file sent on behalf of Sen. Bill Brady by Illinois Senate Republican staff]

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