MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS)- Nursing home residents in Mt.Vernon are fighting for better medical care in a campaign to draw attention to Medicaid cuts in Illinois.
One group has come up with a way to send a clear message to the governor about the problem.
The nursing home industry has been hit hard in the last few years because of cuts to Medicaid.
Residents are being denied medical services-and in some situations, those nursing homes are footing the medical bills.
To bring attention to the problem, the health care council of Illinois is making stops at nursing homes across the state collecting signatures to deliver to Governor Quinn.
Their first stop was in Mt. Vernon.
The goal is to be in Chicago Sunday with a list of signatures of those effected the most, names of staff and residents who have had to deal with limited care.