Read the third annual Illinois Community Living Report, published by Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (IPADD).
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Every year since 2006, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has released "The Case for Inclusion," a ranking of how well state Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Illinois ranked 47th out of 51 states (including the District of Columbia). Per the report: "All states still have room for improvement, but some states have consistently remained at the bottom of the ranking since 2007, including Arkansas (#49), Illinois (#47), Mississippi (#51), and Texas (#50) primarily due to the small portion of people and resources dedicated to those in small or home-like settings in these four states."
Here is the 2016 report.
Read the second annual Illinois Community Living Report, published by Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (IPADD).
Read the first disability-specific legislative report published in Illinois, courtesy of Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (IPADD).
Senate Republicans have decided to postpone voting on their latest ACA repeal legislation, the Graham-Cassidy bill sponsored by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The bill would dismantle both ACA expansion Medicaid and traditional Medicaid programs.
"We don't have the votes," Cassidy admitted after a meeting with his colleagues on Tuesday afternoon. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had announced his no vote on Friday, citing a process he said was rushed and not a bipartesan process.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) pulled her support on Monday, due to the planned Medicaid cuts and lack of protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Collins waited until she received confirmation from a preliminary report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Graham said that Congress will turn its attention to tax reform before taking up the health care debate again. He expressed confidence that their healthcare bill will eventually gain enough votes. "It's not if, only a matter of when," he said, adding that the bill needs more "attention" and "time" before it becomes law.
Sens. Graham and Cassidy have plans drum up support for the bill by touring the country. "We're going to take our show on the road," Graham said.
Contributed by the committee officers of Inclusion PAC.