A federal policy change, known as the “free care rule reversal” presents an important opportunity for states to draw down additional federal funding for school health services and expand health services for children, with no additional cost to the state.
In order to leverage this opportunity, the majority of states, including Illinois, must submit a Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) to CMS to remove restrictive language based on the pre-2014 guidelines from their state Medicaid plan.
We are submitting a letter to Governor Pritzker in support of submitting a SPA to CMS so Illinois can take advantage of this opportunity.
Only your organization name will be listed on the letter, so please submit it exactly as you want it written.
Please submit by Friday, Sept. 4.