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Sponsors review Quinn changes to medical proposal

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Illinois,Health Care

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawmakers backing a plan aimed at curbing additional fees on medical bills are reviewing Gov. Pat Quinn's changes and questioning his use of amendatory veto power.

It's the first time Quinn has used that power this year. Lawmakers need a three-fifths vote to override.

The legislation addresses some types of lab work, requiring ordering physicians to disclose details about services and fees.

But opponents say the legislation doesn't fairly address pathologist fees. The Illinois Dermatological Society claims lawmakers were misled and opposes the bill even after Quinn's changes.

Among other things, Quinn proposes giving regulators authority to revoke a physician's license for bill markup.

Sponsor Democratic Sen. William Haine says lawmakers could've addressed changes in other ways.

Quinn said Wednesday that he's improved the bill.

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The bill is SB1630.

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