Letter to Governor Pritzker Regarding Expanding Illinois’ School Medicaid Program

September 01, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the critical role that schools play in the provision of health services to students and highlighted significant deficits in the current school health services system. The impact of this crisis has demonstrated the stark disparities in our health and education systems, with a profound impact on low-income communities of color, complicating pre-existing gaps in health services and compounding an already inequitable distribution of resources.