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The Myth of Expansion and Wait Lists
Pence; Cruz; people waiting for services. When you're trying to get your bill passed, it makes all the difference to make sure you have a "common sense" message that stresses that, without the bill, a certain horrible thing is bound to occur. Such is the ca...
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The American Health Care Act Hurts
The American Health Care Act (2017) is a radical step back from progress made to provide health insurance for all Americans.  It breaks the federal government’s fundamental compact, where the federal government promised to pay its fair share in providing he...
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Our Section 1115 Recommendations
HDA's Emily Gelber-Maturo testified at a hearing September 9th and Barbara Otto submitted testimony at the joint hearing on September 20th on an 1115 waiver draft released the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. The waiver draft details a...
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Consumer Alert for Individuals and Employer Groups Insured by Land of Lincoln Health
Land of Lincoln Health insurance coverage will end for consumers as of October 1, 2016.  Land of Lincoln is no longer offering health plans for individuals on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov). Land of Lincoln has also stopped offeri...
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Consumer Alert for Individuals and Employer Groups Insured by Land of Lincoln Health
Land of Lincoln Health insurance coverage will end for consumers as of October 1, 2016.  Land of Lincoln is no longer offering health plans for individuals on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov). Land of Lincoln has also stopped offeri...
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Illinois Needs to Protect Consumers in Wake of Land of Lincoln Debacle
The liquidation of Land of Lincoln Health is just the first of mounting hurdles for Illinois consumers and small-business owners shopping for health insurance coverage in the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Not only do Illinois consumers wait longer than o...
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Medicaid: The Long-Term Costs of Short-Term Savings
The Rauner Administration’s decision to cut $1.5 billion in Medicaid spending to balance the state budget is like the proverbial cutting off the nose to spite the face. Central to the Rauner “plan” is to tighten eligibility for people with disabilities and ...
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Providers Will Make Medicaid Coordinated Care a Success
If the opening of the health insurance marketplace taught people anything, it’s that choosing health insurance is tough. Suddenly, people had to make a thorough evaluation of their finances, the types of care they depended on, the medications they needed, a...
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Providers Will Make Medicaid Coordinated Care a Success
If the opening of the health insurance marketplace taught people anything, it’s that choosing health insurance is tough. Suddenly, people had to make a thorough evaluation of their finances, the types of care they depended on, the medications they needed, a...
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Did Obamacare Destroy Competition in the Private Insurance Market?
One of the biggest criticisms of the Affordable Care Act was that it would be the death of the private insurance marketplace. Opponents of healthcare reform cautioned that the law change would crowd out private innovation in the market and make insurance ca...
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