Access to Affordable, Comprehensive Care

Healthcare is a human right. The high cost of care means millions of families have no access to the critical care all human beings deserve.

We work to ensure that everyone, no matter their income, race, or where they come from, can access quality healthcare for themselves and their families. Our advocacy for affordable health coverage includes litigation to defend those who are unjustly denied it.

We continue to advocate for Medicaid expansion for those who need it the most, defend against rollbacks to the Affordable Care Act, limit attempts to replace quality healthcare coverage with short-term health plans, and work with policy makers, health care practitioners, and partner organizations in Illinois and across the country to make it easier for people to get and keep the health coverage they need it.

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Our Insights

The fact of the matter is - we don’t need a new experiment with Medicaid.

In face of federal threats, state governments can protect their residents’ healthcare.

Everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.

Our Impact

These recommendations for state legislative actions concentrate on critical measures to protect low-income families & communities across the state.

Shriver Center the underscored urgency of defending Illinois from the Trump Administration's efforts to weaken Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. offers low-income families a roadmap to finding, obtaining, and using healthcare coverage.

Advocates allege that the State of Illinois is months behind in processing Medicaid applications.

Affordable access to insulin is life-saving and sustaining for more than 1.1 million Illinoisans who live with diabetes.


Mar 2020

Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 2020

Learn more about strategies to ensure healthcare coverage for all.

Attorneys and Specialists

Stephanie Altman
Stephanie Altman
Stephanie Altman
Director of Healthcare Justice and Senior Director of Policy


Stephani Becker
Stephani Becker
Stephani Becker
Associate Director of Healthcare Justice


Andrea Kovach
Andrea Kovach
Andrea Kovach
Senior Attorney, Healthcare Justice


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