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Citizen Action/Illinois Fights for Tax Fairness

Date: 
11/19/2012

Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse coalition of 220 national, state, and local organizations united in support of a tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This starts by ending the Bush-era tax breaks for the richest 2 percent and by making critical investments that create and sustain jobs while taking a balanced approach to addressing America’s fiscal challenges.

Health Care Reform in Illinois—What it Means for You

Date: 
08/22/2012

 

Illinois and the Affordable Care Act:

  

for Governor Pat Quinn's guide to the Affordable Care Act for Illinoisans. 

 

Medicaid Cuts are Bad News

Date: 
08/20/2012

From The Aids Foundation of Chicago:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hundreds gather in AFC co-sponsored town hall meeting to discuss the impact of sweeping Medicaid cuts on communities of color

By Sara Semelka

Preventive Care Provisions of Health Care Law Go Into Effect

Date: 
08/02/2012

From CBS Chicago 2:

CHICAGO (CBS) – Starting today, as many as 47 million women in the U.S. could be eligible for free preventive health care services, under a provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Celebrating Women and the Affordable Care Act

Date: 
08/01/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director Citizen Action/IL: (312) 427-2114 x202

John Gaudette, Organizing Director Citizen Action/IL: (312) 427-2114 x208

Celebrating Women and the Affordable Care Act

Citizen Action/ Illinois and partners highlight continuing benefits of ACA for all Illinois women

     Read and hear more here:

Metro-east congressmen have opposite reactions to high court's ruling

Date: 
06/28/2012

Metro-east congressmen have opposite reactions to high court's ruling

By Mike Fitzgerald - Belleville News-Democrat; June 28, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down Thursday morning that upholds the Affordable Care Act triggered sharply divided opinions across the metro-east and Illinois.

How the Health Care Ruling Affects Illinois

Date: 
06/28/2012

How the Health Care Ruling Affects Illinois

In Illinois, about a million uninsured residents could be eligible for coverage

By Lisa Balde, NBC 5 Chicago

Following the Supreme Court's landmark decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care law, Illinois residents want to know what's next.

The individual mandate means most Americans will have to buy health insurance or pay a fine.

Advocates Rally in Daley Plaza for Affordable Care Act

Date: 
06/28/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
Contact: 

Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x202  or cell  773-251-0328

John Gaudette, Organizing Director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x208

Gov. Quinn signs Medicaid cuts, cigarette tax into law

Date: 
06/15/2012

From the Lincolnwood Review, Chicago Sun-Times:

Gov. Quinn signs Medicaid cuts, cigarette tax into law

BY DAVE McKINNEY Springfield bureau chief 

June 14, 2012 8:48AM

Updated: June 14, 2012 4:06PM 

 Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol Friday, June 1, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Low-income Chicago residents brace for Medicaid cuts

Date: 
06/07/2012

From the Austin Weekly News:

Low-income Chicago residents brace for Medicaid cuts

Community health advocates urge Quinn to veto or postpone law’s passage

By A. JABARI JEFFERSON

Medill News Service

June 6, 2012

If Gov. Pat Quinn signs the controversial measure that would cut $1.6 billion from Medicaid, more than 160,000 low-income residents throughout the state stand to feel the impact of reduced health care.

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