Efforts over the last 25 years have pushed Medicaid spending away from an institutional approach towards home and community based care, which is more cost-efficient, person-centered, and customized to each individual. A bill now before Congress would go a long way toward making that the law of the land.
The Disability Integration Act addresses the fundamental issue that people who need long term services and supports are forced into institutions and lose their basic civil rights.
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The vast majority of the newly enrolled, some 623,000 people, gained coverage through the Medicaid expansion. Map
Detailed characteristics of Illinois’ uninsured by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, employment, and other factors. Charts
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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