As of Wednesday, 477,943 people have voted early in Illinois!

I voted early and am working on the campaigns of candidates this weekend who
support our cause. I am also donating to those candidates. What are you doing?

It’s not too late, you can work on the campaign this weekend and donate. What
are you waiting for?

Today, The Arc has called a meeting to discuss automatic Medicaid eligibility for
young adults on SSI with Secretary Saddler and Director Hamos.

Yesterday, we had an excellent presentation on People with Developmental
Disabilities and Managed Care hosted by Health & Medicine Policy Research

Speakers included:

  • Elizabeth Edwards, National Health Law Program
  • Tamar Heller, Ph.D., Professor and Dept Head of Disability & Human
    Development, IUC
  • Tony Paulauski, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois
  • Robert Currie, President, Community Care Alliance of Illinois
  • Greg Peterson, Keystone Alliance

It was a spirited discussion questioning the Illinois and national movement
of community services/supports moving towards managed care.

Wednesday, The Alliance for Health Steering Committee met to review the
work and recommendations of the various
Work Groups on the 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver.

Dr. Jones and Michael Gelder

In Chicago, it was a good meeting with a lot of important information for disability
and human services. I recommend you review the presentation below to see
developing products of the work groups.

The reports on the work groups included:

–          Services and Supports
–          Integrated Delivery System Reform
–          Public Health Integration
–          Workforce Development
–          Data and Technology

Here is a link to the presentation: Alliance for Health Steering Committee

The webinar of this meeting was also recorded. Here is the link to that Alliance

The Governor’s Office is also holding bi-weekly meetings with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid on the 1115 Waiver which is on a fast track. This
information is also in the presentation or go to this link for a 1115 Waiver

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)