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Medicaid Expansion:342,000 Illinoisans Need Your Help

Date: 
05/20/2013

CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

 

SB26: Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Out of Senate and Moves to House.

  • UPDATE: SB26 has been posted for Human Services Committee Hearing May 21st

WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY:

1. Call your state representative and ask them to support SB26.

       Use the ‘Illinois Affordable Health Care Hotline': 888-616-3322

2. Call Human Service Committee members and tell them to pass SB26 out of committee.

       House Human Service Committee Members

Tell Illinois House Members to:

 Support SB26, the Medicaid expansion bill. SB26 will bring an additional $4.6 billion of federal dollars into Illinois and give 342,000 hard working Illinoisans access to care.

 SB26 FACT Sheet

 SB26 is a bill to leverage federal financing of the state’s Medicaid program in 2014 to cover the uninsured, made eligible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • SB26 authorizes Illinois to take advantage of the ACA to provide Medicaid to 342,000 low-income Illinois citizens who are currently uninsured.
  • SB26 is expected to bring $4.6 billion additional federal dollars into Illinois in the first three years.
  • SB26 covers the uninsured with no cost to state for first three years, with the state picking up 10% of cost by 2020. State contribution will never go above 10%.

 SB26 FACT Sheet 

 

 For more information. contact John Gaudette at Citizen Action/IL: john@citizenaction-il.org

 

Thank you for your support,

 Lynda DeLaforgue and William McNary