Republicans Pull Healthcare Bill!  Great Advocacy!

Congratulations Advocates!  Your work and voice has resulted in Speaker Ryan announcing that he is pulling the American Health Care Act (AHCA) until further notice. After swinging to the right to appease the Freedom Caucus, earlier today, more moderate Republicans started expressing concerns about the amendments.  Eventually after 3 pm, the President and the Speaker... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update Today is the Day!  Currently in the House, debate is going on about the latest bill and a vote is scheduled for 3:30 pm.  It isn’t too late to call your legislators.  Twenty Illinoisans were in DC this week at the Disability Policy Seminar and on the Hill... Read more »

Vote Today:  Call Congress to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal

Vote Today: Call Congress Today to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal People’s health, services and lives are at stake! Congress is rushing to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act and to partially pay for it by capping the federal payment and making drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update – March 7, 2017

Arc News Headed to Washington! Arc staff and leaders head to Washington DC Sunday for the Disability Policy Seminar and to meet with the Illinois Congressional Delegation.  Almost 20 Illinoisans will demand support for Medicaid and other critical funding for individuals and families.  More to follow! March 23 – Arc Ligas/Family Support Network 5th Informational... Read more »

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 »

Trump Budget Blueprint Released

An action alert will come out later today to keep fighting to protect Medicaid and critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act that would be cut through the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is being heard this week in the House Budget Committee.  It is expected that the full House will vote next week... 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 »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update, March 10, 2017

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update It has been a wild week in Congress as the bill to pull back Obama era education regulation including for students with disabilities moves out of the Senate and to the President to sign and the House Republican healthcare bill moves out of two committees with only minor changes.... 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 »