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The Supreme Court decision allows states to choose whether or not to expand health care coverage through Medicaid. If all states approve expansion, more than 15 million uninsured adults will become newly eligible for health insurance.
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate Obamacare repeal plan would slash federal healthcare funding for Medicaid Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a sweeping draft bill to roll back the Affordable Care Act, including a drastic reduction in federal healthcare spending that threatens to leave millions more Americans uninsured. The legislative outline, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s team..... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid and a requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Proyecto de salud del Senado cambiaría Medicaid y limitaría apoyo para las primas Los republicanos en el Senado revelaron un proyecto de ley de salud que transformaría dramáticamente el programa Medicaid, que ayuda a 70 millones de personas de bajos ingresos a tener cobertura de salud. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid and a requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid and a requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid and a requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid and a requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 22 Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties Senate Republican leaders released a health overhaul Thursday that would undo large parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid and a requirement that most Americans pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org
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Download Illinois’s factsheets outlining how the Medicaid expansion impacts these areas on the state level:

  1. Economy
  2. Health Benefits
  3. Individuals
 

State Facts

  1. Illinois will save $953 million a year on uncompensated care.
  2. The estimated cost savings for Illinois to expand health care coverage to newly eligible individuals through Medicaid is $2.21 billion.
  3. 522,000 individuals are eligible for Medicaid benefits if Illinois chooses to participate in expansion.