We Need Your Voice This Week!  

Happy Monday!  I am emailing from Washington DC where 20 Illinoisans are joining with almost 1000 other disability advocates for the Disability Policy Seminar and Hill Days.  We need you to act three ways this week: 1) Call Your House Members to vote NO on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  A vote is expected... Read more »

Action Alert!  Support Effort to Bring Community First Choice to Illinois

Support SB 84, which with amendments would create a Task Force to look at how Illinois can adopt the Community First Choice option for individuals with disabilities.  Community First Choice allows States to provide home and community-based attendant services and supports to eligible Medicaid enrollees under their State Plan. This State plan option was established under... Read more »

House Releases Healthcare Replacement Bill

Here is a summary of the new healthcare repeal/replace bill in the House from the Energy and Commerce Committee.  You will see per capita caps on Medicaid and much more in this summary. Please call your House members today! ACTION ALERT: Call Now to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal – Congress Is Moving... Read more »

Action in Springfield and DC This Week!

There is too much going on this week in Springfield and in DC to wait for a Friday newsletter!  This email contains information about the Senate grand bargain potential vote this week, Governor Rauner’s Medicaid Managed Care changes, Action Alert on SB955 and Trump’s speech before Congress tonight. Senate Grand Bargain Votes Expected This Week... Read more »

Action Alert:  Support Higher Wages for Workers! 

Please take action today to ensure that individuals and families can have access to a high quality workers and workers can have fair wages that reflect the importance of the work they do!  With much discussion of budgets and revenue packages this week, it is critical for our voices to be heard around the need... Read more »

Arc and DRAFT Adult Waiver Renewal Application is posted for public comment

I strongly recommend that you share your comments. Tony The DRAFT Adult Waiver Renewal Application is posted for public comment on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ website. The draft application and a summary of major changes is also posted on the Department of Human Services’ website. Comments may be submitted via e-mail to... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

Act Now to Preserve Health Care for People with Disabilities and Seniors The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is joining the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) to urge our members to participate in call-in days Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1.  We hope you and your members will participate by calling your Senators... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Action Alerts Protect the Lifeline – Health Care is Under Attack Tell Us Your Affordable Care Act Story Major Recent Events Budget/Health Care – House Approves Bill to Advance Repeal of Health Care Law On January 13, the House passed the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, by a vote of 227... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Action Alerts Protect the Lifeline – Call to Save our Health Care Major Recent Events Budget/Health Care – Senate Advances Repeal of Health Care Law On January 4, the Senate approved, with a nearly party line vote of 51 to 48, a procedural motion to move ahead with a fiscal year 2017... Read more »

Arc and Value The Work Override Materials

The Value the Work Coalition has developed many excellent materials and an outline of activities as we fight for just wages for Direct Support Professionals. We are almost there! Please review and take action on the activities and events outlined below. Included in these materials are: Campaign Activities CEO Activities Finding & Emailing Your State... Read more »