Tag Archives: Health Care Justice

States Advance Policies to Help Immigrants Stay Healthy While Feds Are at a Standstill

Congressional inaction on immigration reform is effectively leaving a huge void, and states have been stepping up to fill that void with public policies that reflect reality. Last week, we saw another example of the consequences of this federal inactio…

The Truth About Marketplace Health Plan Rates

You may have heard stories about dramatic increases in private health insurance rates since the implementation of health reform. Although Illinois insurance carriers recently sent preliminary 2017 rates to regulatory authorities, we likely won’t …

Ask the Assisters: Three Secrets to Health Care Outreach and Enrollment Success

As Year 3 of Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment quickly approaches, we can look to experienced assisters to figure out how to best plan for a successful year. During the first two years of open enrollment, Illinois had a large cadre of in-person assi…

50 Years of Medicaid and Medicare

This blog was co-authored by Janine Hill, Executive Director, EverThrive, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (Ill.–09).
When President Johnson outlined his vision in the 1960s to achieve a Great Society, he mapped out a long “to do”…

Millions Can Keep Health Coverage Because of the Supreme Court’s Decision in King v. Burwell

Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell, which upheld tax credits for 6.4 million Americans, is a big story. It has implications for health care policy, tax policy, even presidential politics. But the most important sto…

Health Coverage at Risk for Illinois Children and Families in King v. Burwell

This blog post was coauthored by the Center for Children and Families of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute.
In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court will rule on King v. Burwell (King), a case that could have far-reaching effects on heal…

Thanks to the Senate for Renewing Children’s Health Coverage

We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing a bill last night, 92-8, that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The vote follows passage of identical legislation in the House and demonstrates that members of Congress over…

Good News: House Votes to Extend CHIP Funding

 In an overwhelming 392-37 bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to ensure children in Illinois and across the nation continue to get the quality health care coverage they need to succeed. Today’s bipart…

Congress Must Act to Extend Funding for the CHIP Program

More than 174,000 Illinois children could lose their current health coverage if Congress does not act now to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).     
In Illinois, CHIP federal dollars provide signific…

Invest in Children’s Health Today to Reap Benefits Tomorrow: Renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Ben Franklin was right when it comes to health coverage for kids. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. New research shows that investments in children produce long-lasting returns by preparing children for success in school and life. E…