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ACTION ALERT: Historic Disability Protest; Stop the Senate Healthcare Bill

A note from Amber Smock, Access Living’s Director of Advocacy, about the Health Care legislation introduced by Senate Leadership on June 22.

Action Alert: Make Three Calls to Protect Medicaid

Action Alert from Access Living’s Adam Ballard and from the Protect Our Care Illinois Coalition

Action Alert: #SaveMedicaid

Contact Senate HELP and Finance Committee

Action Alert to fight back against the US Senate Version of the American Health Care Act.
2017-June 6- Medicaid Rally - Riley Shaw

Chicago advocates rally against threats to healthcare and community support


Recap of June 6 Medicaid Rally in Chicago


Statement from Access Living in response to the Congressional Budget Office score on the impact of the American Health Care Act.

Passage of AHCA a devastating blow for healthcare and people with disabilities

Access Living Statement on House vote to approve Health Care Legislation

Statement from Access Living on passage of American Health Care Act
2017-May-1-Cambiando Vidas

Access Living, Disability and May Day

Statement from Access Living on May Day, 2017

Regional ADAPT Action Wins a Meeting with Governor Rauner

Update on Adapt Regional Action

Access Living staff travel to
Hungary for International

Recap of International Exchange visit to Hungary

Defend Healthcare and Medicaid

New Protect Our Care Illinois Hotline

An Action Alert from Access Living’s Director of Program about a new Hotline from Protect Our Care Illinois, and most recent efforts to defend healthcare and Medicaid.

AHCA Bill Fails in House

Message from Director of Advocacy about American Health Care Act.

Medicaid supports a gateway to independence for Jimmy Yarbrough

Story by Mike Ervin

Story about Jimmy Yarbrough and the key role Medicaid plays in his independence

Medicaid is a key to family supports for Nora and her brother Marty

Story by Mike Ervin

Story about Nora Fox and her brother Marty, the key role Medicaid plays in supporting the family.

Back in the Saddle - Medicaid gives John Abbate second chance at independence

By Mike Ervin

Medicaid piece about John Abbate
2017-March-14-Vincent Smith

Partisan JCAR Vote Approves Dangerous DHS Overtime Policy Despite Outcry from Stakeholders

Statement following the vote of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to approve Governor Rauner’s Overtime Guidelines for the Home Services Program


National efforts to fight back against Affordable Care Act Repeal, Per Capita Caps, and Block Grants

National efforts to fight back against Affordable Care Act Repeal, Per Capita Caps, and Block Grants
2017-March-14-Gloria Nichols

Medicaid paves way to independence for Gloria Nichols

By Mike Ervin

Story about Gloria Nichols and the critical role that Medicaid plays in her independence

Complaint filed against CPS for failure to make school accessible or provide accommodations

Complaint filed in Federal Court against CPS over failure to provide accommodations

Update on Advocacy and Policy-- March 10

Update from Director of Advocacy on National Policy issues

AHCA: Olmstead rights under attack!

Tell Congress to protect Medicaid!

Action alert in response to introduction of American Health Care Act, which would undermine home and community based services covered by Medicaid.
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