Illinois receives the lowest amount of federal funding per Medicaid beneficiary of all states. IHA advocates for adequate funding to serve Illinois’ most vulnerable populations and against drastic cuts.
With the General Assembly preparing to take action on Senate Bill 1773, it is critical that legislators hear from the hospital community now.
Fact sheet on SB 1773: Hospital Assessment Program - Preserves access to care and federal matching funding for Illinois
Map of Federal contribution per Medicaid beneficiary and State ranking chart
Coalition Letter: Advancing Telehealth for Medicaid Beneficiaries
With a Medicaid section 1115 waiver, the state would use federal funds to shift behavioral health patients from institutional to community care settings and enhance community-based services.
Several IHA-backed initiatives, including integrating behavioral health and physical health, are in the State's draft of its federal health transformation Medicaid section 1115 waiver proposal.
State officials are working to transform how health and supportive services are provided to people with behavioral health conditions. Their plan will likely include a Medicaid 1115 waiver proposal.