“This is more kabuki math,” Comm. Jeffrey Tobolski (D-16) said of a report that the Cook County hospitals system owes $701 million. [A.D. Quig/The Daily Line]

Health officials faced county commissioners for the first time since Inspector General Patrick Blanchard released a report finding the health system had $701 million in unpaid healthcare liabilities Wednesday. Officials disagreed with Blanchard’s findings and defended the transparency of their reporting, but said it could take several weeks to respond fully. 

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