Updates and Events

Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy

Event Date and Time: 

May 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:45am

Event Location: 
Kasbeer Hall, Loyola University
25 East Pearson
Chicago , IL

Health and Medicine Policy Group invites you to the next meeting of the Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy featuring State Representative Robyn Gabel and Ralph Martire, Executive Director of CTBA.

With a large structural deficit, Illinois’ new Governor, Bruce Rauner, has proposed significant budget cuts to many State health and social service programs, including a $1.5 billion cut to Medicaid, as well as extensive cuts to mental health and public health.  Recent and planned health reforms—and the health of Illinoisans who depend on a variety of state-funded health programs—are seriously threatened by the proposed budget cuts.

How can advocates and providers prioritize reform agendas under an austerity budget that would cut healthcare, mental health, and services for people with disabilities?  What would be the likely long-term impacts of shortsighted proposed budget cuts on both people’s health and the state budget?  What would a sound, sustainable budget that supports a strong social safety net look like? 

This event will feature the following panelists:

  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
  • Robyn Gabel, State Representative, 18th District
  • Ramon Gardenhire, Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (Invited)
  • Cara Smith, JD, Executive Director, Cook County Jail
  • Margie Schaps, Executive Director, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (Moderator)

Click Here to Register — you will be re-directed to the Health & Medicine registration site

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