Protect the Rights: The Issues
Illinois routinely tries to balance its budget on the backs of nursing home residents on Medicaid.
Without legislative involvement, Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is essentially privatizing long term care through the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) and the Integrated Care Program (ICP). The plans will auto-enroll seniors in a managed care plan if they don't choose a plan on their own.
We are calling for a a Nursing Home Residents Managed Care Bill of Rights, to ensure that decisions regarding care are in the best interest of the residents, not a managed care organization's bottom line.