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What Remains the Same

New leadership in the White House and in Congress always means different ideas and viewpoints for how we conduct the country’s business. But an election doesn’t change the needs that regular people have. We know from experience that the challenges people face today are the very same challenges we faced yesterday, and won’t change because … Continue reading “What Remains the Same”

People with Disabilities: Vote as if Your Life Depends on It, Because It Does

As recently as the presidential election of 2000, we learned how important a few hundred thousand votes could be. The nationwide gap between candidates totaled just 543,895 votes. According to a recent Stanford Law School study, Contemporary Voting Rights Controversies Through the Lens of Disability, the actual number of potential voters not casting their ballot … Continue reading “People with Disabilities: Vote as if Your Life Depends on It, Because It Does”

Illinois Needs to Protect Consumers in Wake of Land of Lincoln Debacle

The liquidation of Land of Lincoln Health is just the first of mounting hurdles for Illinois consumers and small-business owners shopping for health insurance coverage in the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Not only do Illinois consumers wait longer than others across the country to see annual rate increases, but they also have fewer resources to … Continue reading “Illinois Needs to Protect Consumers in Wake of Land of Lincoln Debacle”

Introducing the Healthy Chicago Hospital Collaborative

HDA and the Chicago Department of Public Health have partnered to create a new initiative that hopes to maximize the health benefits and services that Chicago hospitals can bring to their communities. Under the Affordable Care Act, charitable nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct community health Needs assessments and to implement community health improvement plans. … Continue reading “Introducing the Healthy Chicago Hospital Collaborative”