Policy News

The Responsible Budget Coalition has sent letters to Governor Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly, urgning them to end the current budget impasse and pass fair and fully funded budgets for FY16 & FY17. Find out more and read the letters in full here.

Last week both HB5576 and HB6213 passed out of the Illinois House and will move on to the state Senate for both. Find the latest updates and more information on both measures here.

HB6213 passed out of the Health and Human Services Committee with a unanimous vote on Tuesday, April 5. The Empowering Meaningful Patient Choice in Medicaid Managed Care Act would increase transparency and reduce information gaps for Medicaid enrollees.

This report from Illinois Partners for Human Service highlights the lack of investment in the state's social safety net, particularly in comparison to inflationary pressures. Read Failing to Keep Pace: An Analysis of the Declining Value of Illinois Human Services Reimbursement Rates in full here.