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.
“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]