|Thursday, February 28, 2013
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SB26 Passes IL Senate
Breaking news! After weeks of advocacy, SB 26 – Medicaid Financing for the Uninsured - passed the IL Senate today. SB 26 is only halfway there, however. Now, the bill moves on to the House of Representatives. We hope that Illinois will soon join the 25 states plus the District of Columbia that have approved the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion. Stay tuned for updates & read our blog here about why this expansion is vital to the State of Illinois and its residents.
February Blog Entries
Illinois Cares? The Consequences of Cutting the IL Cares Rx Program:
The Negative Impact of SMART Act Cuts
Alert: Enrollment for the State Pre-Existing Condition Plan Ends Soon:
IPXP to Stop Accepting Applications on March 2nd
Defining ‘Affordable’ for Health Plans:
IRS issues Guidance on Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit—Clarification
Kathleen Sebelius in the Windy City:
The HHS Secretary Visits Chicago
What Does the ACA Have in Common with the Wizard of Oz?
Navigators, Assisters and Counselors, Oh My!
The ACA Helps You Follow Your Dreams:
Why Obamacare Will Ignite your Start-Up Life
The ACA Provides One of the Largest Health Benefit Expansions in a Generation:
ASPE Research Brief: ACA will expand Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Benefits
Need-to-Know Info for Business Owners:
Info for Small Businesses: The Facts on the New Health Law
How the ACA will Come To Be:
FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation
Defining Full-Time Status Under the ACA:
Pay or Play Penalty—Identifying Full-Time Employees
A New Angle on Medicaid Expansion:
The Economic Benefits of SB26—Illinois Medicaid Expansion Bill
Upcoming Health Care Reform Events
March 5: Dept. of Insurance Board Meeting to discuss the Future of CHIP
March 6: Illinois Telepsychiatry Symposium
March 7: The Health Care Law 101 Webinar
March 8-10: Sound the Alarm for Health Care Justice!
March 13: Health, Education and Immigration Webinar
March 13: Beyond the Expansion Decision: Tackling the other Medicaid Changes in the ACA Webinar
March 26: Preparing for October 2013 and Beyond: Best Practices for Outreach & Enrollment
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