The State of Illinois Shortchanges Cook County on Federal Medicaid Funds

Release: February 2, 2007

An explanation of how the state shortchanges Cook County of federal Medicaid payments.

Illinois’ Medicaid Program

Release: September 5, 2006

An analysis of the role “intergovernmental transfers” and the “upper payment limit” play in financing Illinois’ Medicaid program. These financing mechanisms are critical to funding healthcare for poor and low-income individuals throughout the state. 

An Analysis of the Tax Exemptions Granted to Cook County Non-Profit Hospitals and the Charity Care Provided in Return

Release: May 26, 2006

CTBA's 2006 study comparing the value of the tax breaks received by Cook County non-profit hospitals to the charity care they provide in return. The study was updated in 2009.