Advocacy to Preserve the ACA and Medicaid

Infographic: There are only 3 ways to cut Medicaid spendingThe change of administration in Washington brought with it renewed threats to the protections embodied in the Affordable Care Act and the fundamental principles of the 50-year state federal compact represented by Medicaid.

In response to the fresh attacks on health security and the heightened confusion around the issue, we created a s aeries of one-pagers which aim to show in clear and simple ways how these protections affect everyday people’s lives. We assembled a congressional advocacy campaign for Illinois that paired district-specific information from public sources about the impacts of ACA repeal with actual quotes illustrating what that member of Congress had said about the ACA. HDA also was, and continues to be, an active participant in activities of Protect Our Care IL and the Illinois Coalition for Healthcare Access.

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