Staffers lined up outside Provident Hospital, one of two hospitals operated by the $3.4 billion Cook County Health system.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to spend the greater part of its second full day of hearings on the 2021 budget by digging into the $3.4 billion spending plan for Cook County Health, the sprawling system that manages the county’s two public hospitals and administers its Medicaid insurance program.

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