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MEDICAID LEADERSHIP GROUP (MLG)

Established in 2002, the MLG brings together state policymakers, legislators, advocates, providers, and consumers who want to work collaboratively to improve Illinois’ healthcare system. The MLG provides an opportunity for stakeholders from diverse healthcare backgrounds and interests to seek common ground and find policy solutions that ensure the availability of quality healthcare for all.

The MLG is comprised of a Board of Executives that includes representatives from key constituent groups. The Board of Executives has worked to create three Program Caucuses: Budget Administration, Program Administration, and Health Services. Membership in the MLG is open to all persons with an interest in the Illinois Medicaid program.

The MLG has produced many resources on issues impacting healthcare in Illinois. Their Legislator Briefs provide a succinct discussion of relevant healthcare issues for Illinois state policymakers. To view all of the MLG’s Legislator Briefs click here.

Other MLG materials include guides to the Illinois Medicaid program and discussions of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. To see a complete set of MLG materials click here.

Online Library

HDA has a wide variety of documents related to healthcare in Illinois in our online Materials Library.

Here are some of the valuable resources you'll find there:

Measuring Pediatric Access to Care by Insurance Status in Cook County - Executive Summary

This Executive Summary describes research done to study and make recommendations to correct problems with children's access to subspecialty medical care as a result of the Consent Decree ordered through the decision in the Memisovski v. Maram case in Cook County, IL, in 2004.

Measuring Pediatric Access to Care by Insurance Status in Cook County - Full Report

This report describes research done to study and make recommendations to correct problems with children's access to subspecialty medical care as a result of the Consent Decree ordered through the decision in the Memisovski v. Maram case in Cook County, IL, in 2004.

SSI and Medicaid for Transition Age Youth

This fact sheet describes the Medicaid and SSI programs for children who are approaching transition age and starting to think about moving from school into the adult service world. It offers short descriptions of the SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare programs and their eligibility criteria. It also lists resources on work incentives and the Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities program.

Web Resources

HDA also maintains a list of Links with many other websites and online resources on healthcare.