Medicaid

Released 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.

Released October 20, 2006

A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.

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 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 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.

Released June 4, 2007

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

Released May 23, 2012

Presentation on why Illinois needs tax reform, and the case for a graduated income tax.