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What darkness cannot drive out

winter in Chicago

At this time of year when the weight of all we bear seems reflected in dark grey skies and bleak landscapes, we may sometimes catch ourselves wishing darkness on those who are tormenting us, and tormenting those less fortunate. And yes, there are dark clouds full of peril out there. But as Dr. King said, darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. And in this spirit, and in this month, we’re here to shed a bit of light on some topics of the day – in hopes that the sun can be made to emerge again and shine some light on us all . Read more in our February newsletter.

The ACA is still here

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Data Matters

Medicaid Expansion

The vast majority of the newly enrolled, some 623,000 people, gained coverage through the Medicaid expansion. Map

ACA Marketplace

We’ve mapped the zip codes that had at least 50 ACA signups as of February 2016. Maps: Metro areaState

Demographics of the Uninsured

Detailed characteristics of Illinois’ uninsured by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, employment, and other factors. Charts

Mental Health Services

An independent analysis detailing how Chicago’ inadequate public mental health services require major reform, and laying out a roadmap to achieve it. Report


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