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CA/IL Calls on Governor Quinn to Issue Amendatory Veto to Allow for Safe Transition for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Date: 
05/25/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 25, 2012

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x202

Citizen Action/Illinois Calls on Governor Quinn to Issue Amendatory Veto to Allow for Safe Transition for Seniors and People with Disabilities

 

Today, Citizen Action/Illinois joined with several other groups in calling on Governor Quinn to issue an amendatory veto of SB2840 in order to allow for a safe and orderly transition for the enrollees in the Illinois Cares RX program.

Fight the Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx!

Date: 
05/25/2012

Illinois House and Senate Gut Medicaid

Reverse the Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx!

 

Last Night, the Illinois House and Senate voted to eliminate Illinois Cares Rx, as a part of $1.6 billion of deep cuts to dozens of critical Medicaid programs. Click here to read the WUIS story featuring Citizen Action's own William McNary.

Sign the Petition! Tell Governor Quinn we need a health exchange now!

Date: 
05/02/2012

Dear Friends,

On April 12th of 2012, Governor Cuomo of New York State signed an Executive Order establishing a health exchange.  Now is the time for Governor Quinn to do the same for Illinois.

We are collecting 2,000 signatures over the next 2 weeks.  Pass this petition to your friends and neighbors.  We need to show our support for healthcare.

Tell Governor Quinn to establish a health exchange today!

     

The right wing is attacking us every day.  It’s time to stand up again and fight for Healthcare for America NOW!

Sign the petition today - Call on Governor Quinn to issue an Executive Order to establish a health exchange.

A key provision in the Affordable Cate Act is the creation of health benefits exchanges in each state by 2014. These Exchanges will operate as a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to compare and buy quality and affordable health insurance.

The creation of an Exchange for over 1 million Illinoisans is no small task. The fastest way to get this done is through an Executive Order.

Help over a million Illinoisans without affordable health care today. Sign our petition calling on Governor Quinn to establish a health exchange today!

Sincerely,

Lynda DeLaforgue

Citizen Action/Illinois

 

Tell Governor Quinn: We need a health exchange now!

The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act, Part 2

Date: 
04/12/2012

 

by Walter J. Kendall III, Citizen Action/Illinois Board Member and Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School

Most of the attention given to the constitutional debate about the Affordable Care Act has been focused on the "individual mandate." People either must have or get health insurance or they will have to pay into the federal treasury an amount of money roughly comparable to the cost of minimum health insurance coverage. Opponents of the law argue that if the law is constitutional it would mean the federal government could make you buy broccoli.

Protect Social Security and Medicare! Read the Ryan Budget Fact Sheet

Date: 
03/26/2012

 

Last week, Congressman Paul Ryan released the Republican's proposed 2013 federal budget. Their proposal would expand tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, while pulling away critical Medicare and Social Security protections from the middle class. 

Health Benefits Exchange Act - Principles and Fact Sheet

Date: 
03/09/2012

The Health Benefits Exchange Act

Ensures Access to Quality and Affordable Insurance

A key provision in the Affordable Cate Act is the creation of Health Benefits Exchanges in each state by 2014.  These Exchanges will operate as a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to compare and buy quality and affordable health insurance.  Over the last year, stakeholders and political leaders have been working to create an Exchange structure that best serves the families of Illinois.

AARP launches Health Law Guide

Date: 
02/23/2012

 

The AARP's Health Law Guide—an online tool to help individuals and families make sense of the health care law—launches today at www.aarp.org/healthlawguide and www.aarp.org/guiadelaleydesalud.

 

Eleven states, D.C. back Obama on health law

Date: 
01/17/2012

From The Washington Times:

 

Eleven states, D.C. back Obama on health law

By Paige Winfield Cunningham

Friday, January 13, 2012

Eleven states and the District of Columbia are siding with the Obama administration in the legal battle over the constitutionality of the new health care law, as more than half the states prepare to challenge the law before the Supreme Court.

Illinois Celebrates the Affordable Care Act's One Year Anniversary

Date: 
03/24/2011
  One year ago, President Obama signed historic health care legislation.  Millions of Illinoisans are already reaping the benefits.  On Wednesday, March 23, hundreds joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and other leaders in the fight to reform health care for a rally in celebration of this anniversary. 

 

 

Tell your State Rep to Vote Yes on HB1501

Date: 
03/11/2011

Tell your State Rep to Vote Yes on HB1501

Protect Consumers from Unjustified Rate Increases