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The Importance of the ACA

Apr 18, 2017 No Comments ›› narroyo

The debate over the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion is likely to continue to be contentious nationally and in Illinois where some 650,000 residents have health insurance thanks to Medicaid’s expansion. For people with diabetes and the people who care for them, concerns about costs, pre-existing conditions, and access to care continue to linger.

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Mar 30, 2017 No Comments ›› narroyo

Under the leadership of the Illinois Department of Public Health and funded by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), IDPC members and other stakeholders from across Illinois are working together to inform a statewide diabetes plan. Becky Antonacci and Starlin Haydon-Greatting co-chairs the Community/Clinical Linkages workgroup and is supported by Marty Matthews, Jennifer ...

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About Suzanne Elder

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments ›› admin2

Suzanne Elder has been instrumental in the delivery of school-based health services and the development of state and local health policies. She led the initiative for The Care of Students with Diabetes Act. She organized thousands of families, negotiated hundreds of Section 504 plans for students, and worked with state legislators to draft the law that ...

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