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 work with enrollment assisters who are embedded in communities throughout Illinois. We share information on Illinois’s complex and frequently changing health and public benefits systems and help navigators address clients’ barriers to accessing health care, which are often systemic.
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.
Direct investments in health coverage, tax credits, and other benefits for people with low income will serve families hardest hit by the pandemic.
The stimulus bill is taking its place in history as one of the largest anti-poverty measures in a generation.
Six things Congress and the Trump Administration can do right now
A statement from the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.
These findings will help drive the Shriver Center’s healthcare advocacy during the 2022 Illinois legislative session.
Racism is a public health emergency.
A collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of structural racism.
Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.
Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has revealed the high cost of policies that have kept undocumented immigrants without access to healthcare, housing, and food assistance.