Posts Tagged: Medicaid

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 »

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 »

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 »

Arc Webinar Protecting Health Care, Medicaid, SSI and more

Arc Webinar Protecting Health Care, Medicaid, SSI and more – February 23rd The 115th Congress convened with many Members pushing for an ambitious agenda to repeal or cut many critical programs that people with disabilities rely on for their health and wellbeing.  Health care, Medicaid, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program could all... Read more »