Together, We Can Address Inequities in Medicaid Estate Recovery

Solving our society’s challenges requires us to think creatively about what resources and options we have available to us. Medicaid estate recovery is currently required by federal law. We know that the prospect of estate recovery dissuades eligible people from enrolling in Medicaid out of fear they will lose their home. And that fear is…

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Public Health Emergency 101

This article was originally published on MLP Illinois’ website. For more information and resources on Medical-Legal Partnerships across the state, visit MLP Illinois’ website here. This article was authored by Belle Duguid, AmeriCorps VISTA. Click here to learn more about Belle and the work she does at Legal Council. We are two years into the…

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Illinois Kids Aren’t Getting the Health Care They Need

Since 2017, there has been an increase in the amount of uninsured kids in America. A new report shows a sharp national decline in children’s health insurance coverage through Medicaid and CHIP. Illinois experienced one of the largest decreases in enrollment. While children of families with low income aren’t enrolling in these programs, research shows…

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