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Medicaid Expansion Moves to Governor for Signature

Date: 
05/29/2013

Medicaid expansion heads to Illinois governor

May 28, 2013 - From the Associated Press - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.

The key part of President Barack Obama's health care law heads to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is in favor of it. Quinn says it'll help transform Illinois' health care.

Alliance for Retired Americans - Congressional Voting Scorecard

Date: 
05/20/2013

 

On May 20, the Alliance for Retired Americans released a Congressional Voting Scorecard, which grades every U.S. Senator and Representative on key legislation affecting current and future retirees.

   to see the scorecard.

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

Fair Taxes and Ending Wasteful Loopholes

Date: 
05/14/2013

Closing Wasteful Corporate Loopholes in Illinois

by William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois

During the 2013 legislative session, we asked you to help us pass legislation to stop the 3 most wasteful corporate loopholes in Illinois. With your help, over 9,000 emails and calls were made to our elected officials in Springfield demanding an end to wasteful loopholes.

Senate Committee Examines Corporate Tax Loopholes

Date: 
04/05/2013

From The Alton Daily News:

Senate Committee Looks at Loopholes

By Nick Gale, 4/5/13

Citizen Action/ Illinois Calls for Medicare Price Negotiations

Date: 
04/04/2013

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.

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Date: 
03/21/2013

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Sequester Cuts will Severely Impact Government Services to Public

CA/IL Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue Joins Panel on Part-Time Workers' Struggles

Date: 
03/27/2013

From progressillinois.com:

Labor Advocates Hold Hearing To Address Part-Time Workers' Economic Struggles

by Ellyn Fortino
Tuesday March 26th, 2013

Medicaid Expansion in Illinois

Date: 
02/12/2013

Medicaid Expansion in Illinois

On February 5th, Medicaid expansion legislation (SB26) moved out of committee in the Illinois Senate.  SB26 is a critical component of the Affordable Care Act.  It is designed to get Illinois’ uninsured into the main-stream health care system.

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