Posts Tagged: Medicaid

The Arc Update

March is Developmental Disabilities Month!  How are you celebrating? Please share with the Arc how you are spreading the word.  Check out Trinity’s efforts to raise awareness and build connections through their open house March 12. Here are some ideas: 1) Share your stories on social media about IDD! #DDawareness18, Check out the NACDD Guide... Read more »

Update on Illinois Medicaid Issues – New Question and Answer Doc

Medicaid Issues Continued: As previously shared, when HFS rolled over to new software a few months ago, individual and families have faced significant Medicaid issues.  We want to share with you a new Medicaid Q&A that tries to answer some of the main questions people are facing related to barriers in accessing Medicaid.  We know... Read more »

Arc Update – New Tribune Article, Huge Medicaid Issues

Up first: Michael Berens released another article today in the Chicago Tribune “Reforms Promised but group homes still suffering from problems“.  The Arc of Illinois plans to respond with a letter to the editor about this article as we see it as incredibly bias and advocating for a return to state institutions.  It also completely... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Update – Jan 19, 2018

The Arc of Illinois Update Huge thanks to all those who attended and watched the Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum this week.  We co-sponsored with more than 30 disability organizations.  Five of the candidates attended and more than 700 people watched in person, via a live stream or following the event from around the state.  If you... Read more »

National Medicaid Call-In Day TODAY!

We are all exhausted, but take a sip of coffee, flex those fingers and pick up the phone, email, social media today with stories of support for Medicaid! Within the next few days we expect to see some kind of significant movement on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson healthcare bill (Graham-Cassidy bill for short). The U.S. Senate is... Read more »

Medicaid Under Attack Again!  Call Senators!

New Threats to Medicaid: Action Needed Call Our Senators Now! This summer, advocates like you worked hard to defeat a dangerous health care bill that would have included massive cuts to Medicaid. We need your help to reinforce this message once again, as new proposals are being introduced that include similar threats. Key Senators and... Read more »

Healthcare vote expected today around 2 pm

Thanks to all who have advocated to Illinois Senators and beyond.  Today is the day that the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to proceed (MTP) to debate on at least one if not more healthcare repeal and replace bills.  It is still not clear what will be voted on but Senator McCain... Read more »

Save Medicaid – One More Time

Another Monday means another action alert.  However, we are hearing that a Senate vote is expected tomorrow on healthcare.  There a lot of pressure being applied on both sides in this fight, but WE CAN’T LOSE!  There will be a vote on a motion to proceed.  We want Senators to vote no.  Senator Collins from... Read more »

Happy Anniversary Olmstead! Protect Medicaid Now!

Happy 18th Anniversary to the Olmstead Supreme Court Decision – June 22, 1999.  This decision which stated that individuals with disabilities have the right to live in the least restricted setting possible has allowed for many states to shift away from larger institutional settings and provide many more options for people to live, work and... Read more »