Reports

Medicaid Plays a Critical Role in Illinois’ Economy

Release: December 8, 2009

Medicaid spending is often misunderstood and misrepresented because of the complexities of its financing structure.This Report is intended to: (1) clarify how Illinois’ Medicaid program is funded, (2) highlight the benefits to the state of Medicaid’s financing structure, (3) identify the percentage of state, own-source general fund spending dedicated to the program and (4) demonstrate the economic impact Medicaid spending (or cuts) has on the state and local economy.

Cook County's Revenue System is Structurally Unable to Support the Public Services it Provides

Release: September 24, 2007

This Report analyzes the basic public services Cook County provides and the revenue sources that fund them. The Report also examines the Cook County fiscal system to determine whether it has the ability to fund and sustain the level of public services it currently provides.

How Public Long-Term Care Services for Older Adults are Funded in Illinois

Release: June 4, 2007

A primer on how Illinois finances long-term care for older adults.

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