One local state senator is starting to resign to the fact that Urbana-based Health Alliance may not get another chance to win a state contract.
Mahomet Republican Chapin Rose made the comments in reference to the ongoing effort to get a supplemental bid for Medicare Advantage coverage for state retirees. That bid could include Health Alliance, which was not selected for the Medicare contract the first time around.
Rose said Governor Pat Quinn is willing to talk on the issue, but that doesn't provide him much reassurance.
Instead of concentrating on the fight for the supplemental bid, Rose is advising those who are affected by the decision not to include Health Alliance to attend a seminar on the issue. Two seminars will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Illinois Terminal in Champaign. Rose added that once you have the information you need, you should go ahead and select a coverage plan.
Rose made the comments Thursday on the WDWS Morning Show.