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Health and Medicine's Comments on Illinois' 1115 Waiver Application

Wesley Epplin and Sharon Post
March 11, 2014
Health and Medicine submitted additional comments on the final Illinois Medicaid 1115 waiver application on Monday, March 10.  Check them out here.

Here are some of the topics covered in our comments:

•    Privatization concerns
•    Positively impacting the social determinants of health through the 1115 Waiver
•    Access assurance and provider taxes
•    Regional Public Health Hub funding going to MCOs rather than public health departments
•    Cost sharing being added to the final waiver application

Other relevant materials regarding the 1115 waiver:

•    From the blog: Key Changes and Notable Provisions of Illinois’ 1115 Waiver: A First Look
•    Health and Medicine’s comments on the 1115 draft application