Medicaid Cut/Healthcare Vote Today- Call, Tweet, Email!

As you might have seen, the House Republicans are calling the AHCA today with a new amendment that adds an additional $8 billion for high risk pools and has gotten a couple of of moderates on board as a result.  The bill still would cut more than $800 billion in Medicaid, which would mean huge... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update

Reminder! Join us for the Arc of Illinois’ Annual Convention April 26-27, Hilton Hotel in Lisle Now more than ever, it is critical to join with other advocates, families and providers to connect, network and voice the importance of community living! Thank you to the presenting sponsor – Uber. For self-advocates and families, there is... 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 »

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 »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update – March 3, 2017

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update Happy Developmental Disability Awareness Month!  Now more than ever, individuals, families and service providers need to come together to advocate at the state and national level for community living.  This has been a busy week for intellectual and developmental disability advocates.  Highlights in this update include: Ligas Consent Decree... Read more »


DISABILITY SERVICES ARE ABOUT TO BE DISMANTLED I have been in close contact with The Arc of the United States since the election learning as much as I could on the impact of the national elections. On Wednesday, The Arc of the United States hosted a call about what we can expect now that the... Read more »

Arc and Supreme Court to hear special education case

I am taking a few weeks off so you will not be hearing from me. Make sure to connect with your legislators and get them to support the override of House Bill 5931. Story below is from USA Today. Tony Supreme Court to hear special education case By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Toolkit for Election 2016

If you are a person with a disability or you have a loved one with a disability, national and state public policy impacts your life literally. Our elected representatives determine and make decisions that influences the quality of your life. Your health care, education, housing and employment are all impacted by your elected representatives, good... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center and Family Voices Presents Illinois Health Care Coverage Options and Benefits Information for People with Disabilities AGENDA 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions: – Tony Paulauski, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois – Faye Manaster, Project Director, Family-to-Family... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Major Events Last Week Income Support – House Holds Hearing on Reducing Poverty Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on “Moving America’s Families Forward: Setting Priorities for Reducing Poverty and Expanding Opportunity”. Witnesses were former Governor John Engler, President of Business Roundtable; Karin VanZant, Executive Director of... Read more »