Leading human service providers, advocates says threatened cuts will harm hundreds of thousands of seniors, working families, individuals with mental illness or disabilities
The state’s leading coalition of human services providers and advocates says threatened cuts to Medicaid funding and program eligibility will prevent hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents from getting the health care they need, making seniors, the disabled and low-income working families sicker while driving up the costs of treating them.
The Responsible Budget Coalition will announce its opposition to Medicaid cuts and support for revenue-raising alternatives to avoid them at a Statehouse news conference tomorrow (Wednesday, April 25). The coalition unites more than 300 organizations including human service providers, public policy experts, faith groups, labor unions, consumer advocates and more.
WHAT: News conference to oppose harmful cuts to Medicaid
WHO: Responsible Budget Coalition leaders, including Rev. Denver Bitner (Lutheran Social Services of Illinois), John Bouman (Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law), Ralph Martire (Center for Tax and Budget Accountability), William McNary (Citizen Action/Illinois) and Dave Vinkler (AARP Illinois).
WHERE: State Capitol Rotunda in Springfield
WHEN: 11:30 a.m., April 25