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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
Closing Wasteful Corporate Loopholes in Illinois
by William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois
Our campaign to close wasteful corporate tax loopholes was boosted by a new study showing that Illinois corporations pay less in taxes than in most other states. From Greg Hinz in Crain’s Chicago Business:
I hate to disappoint the hell-in-a-handbasket boo-birds out there, but a new report out today by a Michigan-based economic consultant says that business taxes in Illinois actually are below the national median and mean.
From The Alton Daily News:
Senate Committee Looks at Loopholes
By Nick Gale, 4/5/13
Rockford, IL– On April 3, Citizen Action/IL and IARA stood with local seniors at a press conference to demand Congress lift the prohibition on Medicare price negotiations. The press event was held at the historic Booker Washington Community Center in Rockford Illinois. The groups announced their support for Senator Rockefeller's legislation to allow negotiations, which could save Illinois close to $3 Billion over ten years. Also, they committed to keep the pressure on Congressional members in the area.
Labor Advocates Hold Hearing To Address Part-Time Workers' Economic Struggles
by Ellyn Fortino
Tuesday March 26th, 2013
Support SB26: A New Medicaid Opportunity for Illinois
SB26 would allow for 342,000 low-income adults in Illinois to be newly eligible for and enrolled in Medicaid over the next four years. Coverage for those who enroll would start on Jan 1, 2014. Enrollment starts Oct 2013.
SB26 includes language that would cease coverage for this new population if the federal government’s share of Medicaid matching funds drops below 90%. The federal government pays 100% of the costs of the newly eligible from 2014 through 2016.