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Advocating for a Fair FY 2016 Budget

CBHA Members - Please join us
in this month's advocacy journey!

 

Upcoming events

July 08, 2015 10:00 AM • Springfield, IL
July 10, 2015 9:30 AM • Mt. Vernon, IL
July 17, 2015 9:00 AM • Teleconference
September 07, 2015 8:00 AM • CBHA Offices Closed
September 18, 2015 9:00 AM • Teleconference
October 12, 2015 8:00 AM • CBHA Offices Closed
November 20, 2015 9:00 AM • Teleconference
November 26, 2015 8:00 AM • CBHA Offices Closed
November 27, 2015 8:00 AM • CBHA Offices Closed
December 24, 2015 12:00 PM • CBHA Offices Closed 1/2 Day
December 25, 2015 8:00 AM • CBHA Offices Closed
December 31, 2015 12:00 PM • CBHA Offices Closed 1/2 Day
January 01, 2016 8:00 AM • CBHA Offices Closed
ACTION ALERTS

YOUR INPUT is NEEDED

Proposed rule that aims to update Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care Plans

 

CBHA Members and Partners: On May 26, 2015, CMS issued a proposed rule that aims to update Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care plans (Proposed Rule). The Proposed Rule is the first major update to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a decade. We are soliciting your input on the proposed rule. Please click here for detailed information on the major sections for comment. CBHA plans to work with our national and state partners in gathering input and submitting comments.

 

We encourage you to comment. Please submit your comments to Regina Benedict (rbenedict@cbha.net) by 5pm on July 20, 2015. Comments on the proposed rule are due into the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by July 27, 2015.


JOIN THE CALL
FOR REFORMS AND ADDITIONAL REVENUES

 

The state needs additional Revenue to avoid impending disaster. Revenues are needed to avoid catastrophic avoidable tragedies rolling across our beloved state. The solutions for FY 2016 include:

  1. Reforms
  2. Re-amortize the Pension debt spreading payments over a longer period of time
  3. Lower tax rates for calendar year 2015 - just not as dramatically as letting the rates fall off the cliff taking the entire state down with them.

Go on record ASAP.

 

Feel free to tailor the linked communication (CBHA call for reforms and additional revenues 051115) to your communication "situation" when you talk to or email your legislators ASAP.


HB 0001 Passes Both Houses

 

On May 30th, HB 0001 (HAM 2 and HAM 3) passed out of the Senate with a resounding vote of 046-004-006.  The bill has now passed both houses and will be sent to the Governor for his signature.

 

Thanks to all who helped get HB 0001 (HAM 2 & 3) passed out of the Senate.


SB 1249 Passes Both Houses

 

Our initiative, SB 1249, passes both Houses and on May 31, 2015, House Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 058-000-000.

 

Thanks to great sponsors and everyone who reached out to their legislators.


HB 4096 Passes Both Houses

 

Today, June 16, 2015, the House Human Services Committee adopted and passed Senate Floor Amendments #1 and #2 by a vote of 011-000-000. The House Concurs 107-000-000 and HB 4096 SFA #1 and #2 having passed, will be sent to the Governor.

 

Thanks to everyone who contacted their representatives to support HB 4096.


FY 2016 BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS

  

The Governor and legislative leaders have agreed to work groups to discuss solutions for the FY 2016 budget. The scheduled end of the Illinois General Assembly session is weeks away. It is imperative you

  • Contact your state elected members of the General Assembly about the values of your services and the need for including reforms and additional revenues in the FY 2016 budget negotiations.
  • Ask your networks and coalitions to contact their state elected members of the General Assembly about the values of your services and the need for including reforms and additional revenues in the FY 2016 budget negotiations.
  • Leverage communication opportunities in local media and public forums to elevate the value of your services and call for reforms and additional revenue.
    CBHA calls for Reforms and Additional Revenue

Provider Results Version 2.0
Access to Prevention, Care, Treatment and Services

Saves Lives and Treasury

  

CBHA Members - Please use the provider results contained in this document as a template and use your own provider results in meetings with your legislators with a copy on file at the CBHA office.  "Provider Results"  should be sent to Sheryl Turpin at CBHA Central.


TAKE ACTION!
Ask Your Representative to Support
Addiction Treatment and Recovery

 

The new Congress has settled in here on Capitol Hill. While we don't yet know which behavioral health bills lawmakers will take up this year, there's one thing we know for sure - it's never too early to start building support for a strong substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery agenda.

 

Please take action today to help us get a head start, by asking your Representative to join the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus!


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