SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, will continue to seek bipartisan solutions to strengthen Illinois’ Medicaid program as a new member of the Medicaid Working Group.
“All Illinoisans, regardless of race, income level, or zip code, deserve access to affordable health care. Though Illinois has made great progress expanding health care coverage these last few years, there is still much more work to be done,” Hirschauer said. “Medicaid serves our most vulnerable Illinoisans in a variety of ways, from community violence intervention programs, to life saving health care, and early childhood services for our youngest Illinoisans. As a member of the Medicaid Working Group, I will work to strengthen and improve access to these essential health care services.”
The Medicaid Working Group is a collection of Democratic lawmakers tasked with reviewing Medicaid legislation, rules, and policies. The group also proposes legislation based on their review to expand access to health care services, preserve existing health care coverage, and increase equity within Illinois’ health care system.