Healthcare

Released November 14, 2017

On October 11, 2017, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to repeal a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages.

Released August 1, 2007

A comprehensive list of 2007 legislative bills from both sides of the Illinois General Assembly, organized by subject area.

Released January 12, 2006

A Fact Sheet on impact of state budget shortfalls on payments to Medicaid healthcare providers in Illinois.

Released January 12, 2006

This Report provides information on how proposed federal cuts to Medicaid in 2006 would have affected Illinois' program.

Released 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.

Released 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. 

Released February 2, 2007

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

Released April 10, 2009

An update to 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.

Released 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 percenta

Released March 31, 2010

A Fact Sheet on the impact Medicaid has on Illinois' economy.

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