Posts Tagged: Medicaid

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 »

The Arc Weekly News

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update Here are some of the highlights and calls to action for this week.  For the latest news, please like us on Facebook as well.  Illinois Special Session Illinois Medicaid Managed Care – Delay in Announcing Awardees Senate Secrecy Problem on Healthcare – Medicaid Action Needed Resources Upcoming Events ... Read more »

Judge Rules State Has to Make Substantial Payments on Medicaid Backlog

Thanks so much to the member organizations and Arc board and staff members who joined the Executive Forum discussion yesterday!  I was so excited to meet some of the leaders whom I had not yet been introduced.  I look forward to seeing the Arc organizational chapters and partners on my tour this summer. Just in... Read more »

Don’t Cut Our Care Rally – Save the Date

Another exciting week in Illinois!  Thanks to Michael Ganz and the Arc of the Quad Cities for hosting me today.  I am headed to Rockford tomorrow to meet with new board member, Kate Nelson, and Amy Newell from the Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogles Counties. Tomorrow is the last official day of session –... Read more »

Medicaid & They Deserve More!

Happy Friday! The Arc of Illinois Convention A HUGE Thank You to the more than 300 Arc members, leaders and advocates who attended The Arc of Illinois Annual Convention this week in Lisle.  Thanks also to the sponsors and vendors for sharing great information and connections.  I also want to thank the Convention Committee, Volunteers,... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update MEDICAID ACTION ALERT: Hopefully you already saw the action alert that went out this morning around the two week recess for Congress – to call, email, attend town halls, stop by your legislators district offices and get on social media for #WeActWednesdays.  Here is an updated link to the script... Read more »