Senate Majority Leader Kim Lightford (D-Maywood), flanked by State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) and Gov. JB Pritzker speak with reporters at the Capitol. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

The managed care organizations that act as intermediaries between hospitals and a majority of Medicaid recipients in Illinois are getting rich from denying payment to hospitals, according to several Democratic lawmakers who said Tuesday it may be time to end the program.

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