On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, State Senator Dale Fowler, and members of the Illinois Children’s Health Caucus gathered for their first meeting of the year at the Stratton Building adjacent to the Illinois Capitol.
The bipartisan group of four lawmakers heard from a panel of experts covering the topic of, “Children in the IL Medicaid Program 101.” More than one million children across the state rely on the state’s Medicaid program.
Speakers at the meeting were: Susan Hayes Gordon, Senior Vice President/Chief External Affairs Officer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Stephanie Altman, Director of Healthcare Justice and Senior Director of Policy, Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Diana Merdian, Parent Perspective, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
Senator Fowler recognizes the important of Medicaid and how it serves as a lifeline for children in low-income families and kids with special healthcare needs.
For more information on Illinois Medicaid, click here: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1628