"This is one of the most distasteful parts of my job. To have to stand in front of these people and let them know...This facility may not be able to care for them," Comstock says.
The council says as many as 50 Illinois homes could close.
Senator Dave Syverson says he hopes the cuts will not move forward.
"I think there is some justification to the fact that there would be some closures," says State Senator (R) Dave Syverson. "We do have some nursing homes that operate on very very slim margins and if revenues were cut more than what their margins are they would really have no other choice but to merge or close."
We reached out to the governor's office and they provided a statement.
"Insider deals and overspending by career politicians have left Illinois with a $6 billion hole, and without structural reform difficult decisions have to be made...This is the budget we can afford."
But for Wilma Johnson, the cuts are personal.
"I hope that they will listen, pay attention to us, and don't make those cuts," Johnson says.
The health care council says nursing homes would face potential cuts of 230 million if the medicaid cuts go forward.