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Fixing holes in the safety net

Thanks to our legal actions with the Shriver Center and pro bono support from Goldberg Kohn, hospitals and health centers are once again getting reimbursed for the vital Medicaid-funded health services they offer to 3.1 million low-income children and adults throughout the state. And today, the Governor and General Assembly came to terms and approved legislation to allow $5.4B of federal funds to pass through to important Illinois health and human service programs. This includes $58M of Ryan White funding, which means HIV medical assistance programs (CHIC/ADAP) are fully funded through early 2016. We will continue to monitor payments to our health partners, and hope that by next year, a sound state budget will be in place for CHIC/ADAP along with Early Intervention, mental health, and other life-saving programs. Stay...

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Power of attorneys

This morning the Legal Council went to court with Shriver Center to get Illinois to make Medicaid payments in light of the budget impasse. The court ruled in our favor, and the State must pay for all Medicaid services in Cook County.

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In ACA, majority rules

Statement from executive director Tom Yates, on the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision.

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Insurance Open Enrollment + Health Care Reform

IMPORTANT: The Affordable Care Act Healthcare Marketplace, healthcare.gov, is now open! You may enroll in health insurance or make changes to your current plan. If you were enrolled this year, you will be automatically re-enrolled for 2015; however, there may be other options that are better for you. ALCC is still evaluating the new plans for 2015 to see which ones coordinate with ADAP/medication and premium assistance programs, so we recommend not enrolling in a new plan until that information has been released next week. Enrollment closes Feb. 15, 2015, but if you wish to have the insurance active on January 1, 2015, the enrollment deadline is December 15th. Call us @ 312-427-8990 to schedule an appointment! We are here to answer your questions about how open enrollment and health care reform, also known as the Affordable Care Act...

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