Over the weekend, we were disturbed to learn that the University of Illinois Medical
Centers are terminating their medical services to Aetna Better Health Care effective
November 1st! The impact of this decision my the University will send shock waves
through the disability community who rely upon the University for special health care
needs. One hopes that this is not the first of many University Medical Centers to
terminate important health care services.

We will be talking to the Administration and Aetna about resources for individuals who
will be transitioning to new specialists.

Today, Phil and I head up to Aurora to meet with Representative Kifowit to talk about
the state budget and managed care.

Later today Phil and I will discuss the 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver with the
Medicaid Director Teresa Hursey.

Tomorrow we will meet with the University of Illinois evaluators of the Integrated
Care Program to discuss implications for managed care of developmental disability

Thursday is the first meeting of The Arc Convention Committee and we will host a
Group Study Exchange of individuals from Korea.

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)