People with Developmental Disabilities and Managed Care

Next week – Thursday, October 30thYou are invited to the next meeting of The Chicago
Forum for Justice in Health Policy: a discussion centered on People with Developmental
Disabilities and Managed Care.

This forum will explore whether or not managed care might be able to  improve services
for people with developmental disabilities and how we can ensure patient protections in
these emerging systems. Representatives from Illinois service providers, health plans,
consumer advocates, and health and disability researchers will present their
perspectives in dialogue with each other.

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 9:00-11:30a.m.
Where: UIC School of Public Auditorium, 1603 West Taylor Street in Chicago


Health & Medicine (@HMPRG) will be live tweeting the forum. Look for


  • Elizabeth Edwards, Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program (NHELP)
  • Tamar Heller, Department Head, Department of Disability and Human
    Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Tony Paulauski, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois
  • Robert Currie, President of Community Care Alliance of Illinois
  • John Lipscomb, CEO, Keystone Alliance

Moderator: John Jansa, Community Advocate and former Director of Community
Engagement for Molina Healthcare of Illinois

Some of the issues the forum will cover include:

  1. Is managed care an appropriate model for delivering services to people with
    developmental disabilities? If not, what is better and why?
  2. Are techniques for coordinating clinical, social, and long-term services and
    supports for other populations replicable for people with developmental
  3. What are the gaps and failures in the current system that reform, whether through
    managed care or not, would seek to redress?

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About The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy:

Each policy forum in The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy series will focus
on health reform efforts both in Illinois and in the Chicago area, including discussions
of best practices from around the country.

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)