Stephani Becker conducts policy research, data analysis, trainings and advocacy on a range of health care issues, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and access to public benefits. Stephani provides training and technical assistance on ACA implementation and Medicaid to navigators, certified enrollment specialists and community agencies in Illinois. Stephani also manages HelpHub, an online crowd-sourcing community of over 2,000 enrollment specialists in Illinois. Stephani is a founding member of the Protect Our Care Illinois coalition which was formed in January 2017 to protect against repealing the ACA and disastrous cuts to Medicaid. Prior to joining the Shriver Center, Stephani was Project Director of the Illinois Health Matters digital hub at Health & Disability Advocates. Stephani has an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in English from Duke University.
The fact of the matter is - we don’t need a new experiment with Medicaid.
Medicaid helps millions stay financially and physically healthy.
We must continue the fight to end poverty and advance racial justice.
In face of federal threats, state governments can protect their residents’ healthcare.
Everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.