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House fails to overturn senior-care veto

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -

The House has failed to override a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner that limits institutional care available to seniors.
    
The measure Tuesday would have ensured that seniors who get at-home or institutional care can continue to receive it after the Rauner administration changed the assessment method for determining eligibility for the care. Likely, it would have meant fewer would qualify as Rauner tries to save money.
    
Rauner announced plans on Monday to discontinue redrawing assessment procedures.
    
Rauner vetoed the bill last week, limiting care to institutional or in-home - not both. Rep. Greg Harris, a Chicago Democrat, wanted both available.
    
But his attempt to override the veto fell one vote short - 70-38 with one "present" vote.
    
The bill is SB2482.

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