Action Need to stop expansion of Illinois nursing facilities for people with mental illness

On the afternoon of May 20, Access Living’s Director of Advocacy sent out an Action Alert that asks people to contact members of Illinois’ House Human Services Committee.

The committee meets tomorrow. The committee will take up the Medicaid Expansion Bill. While many in the disability community, including Access Living, support the Medicaid Expansion bill because it expands support services to people who are uninsured, there is a new addition to the bill which hurts the disability community’s around integration and inclusion. House Amendment 1 allows nursing homes for people with mental illness to continue to warehouse and segregate people with disabilities.

Access Living urges you to contact members of the Illinois Housing Human Services Committee and oppose House Amendment 1.

Click the Take Action button on the right under “Related Info” to learn more and to contact the committee.

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