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Addressing Illinois' community health crisis,  june 2010  - anselmo
 

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On June 14, 2010, Health & Medicine Policy Research group (HMPRG) hosted a forum, “The State’s Fiscal Crisis: Changing Our Collective Response.” With over 70 attendees, the forum explored the ...

On June 14, 2010, Health & Medicine Policy Research group (HMPRG) hosted a forum, “The State’s Fiscal Crisis: Changing Our Collective Response.” With over 70 attendees, the forum explored the impact of the State’s budget and recent cuts on health and human services in Illinois. Participants heard from panel speakers about how we might collectively respond to the crisis and ensure responsible and adequate funding for education, health, and human services in Illinois. Materials from the forum can be found on the HMPRG website (www.hmprg.org)

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    Addressing Illinois' community health crisis,  june 2010  - anselmo Addressing Illinois' community health crisis, june 2010 - anselmo Presentation Transcript

    • Addressing Illinois Community Health Crisis Frank Anselmo Community Behavioral Healthcare Association www.cbha.net June 2010
    • Deadly Withholding of Payments and Toxic State Cuts • Vulnerable children, mothers, men and families who rely on safety net providers will continue to suffer the consequences. • Payment delays to safety net providers who are not part of the ARRA must be addressed for the sake of consumers and communities.
    • Unpaid Bills Will Lead to Further Erosion of the State-Supported Safety Net Infrastructure • The ability to operate state (supported) programs for children, seniors and the disabled will become increasingly impaired. There appear to be limited options left for the remainder of this fiscal year to substantially mitigate these conditions, and the outlook for fiscal year 2011 is even more ominous. (Italics and underlining added.) Comptroller’s Quarterly - Edition 35 - April 2010
    • DHS March 10, 2010 estimates* that 100,000 children, women, men and families will be thrown out of community behavioral health care and treatment may be low! • IDHS Secretary Saddler’s estimates may be low when one adds into the estimate the loss of care due to: – state delays in paying bills to CBHC providers; – CBHC providers’ exhausted cash reserves; and – community banks refusal to loan safety net CBHC providers operating funds. DHS estimates from Secretary Saddler’s 03.10.10 DHS 2011 budget briefing materials
    • Nonpayment Threatens Rock Island County Probation System • The state, which is responsible for paying the county's 28 probation officers, is a year behind in payments. The last check court services received was in April to cover the month of August 2009 court services director David VanLandegen said Wednesday. • "The state failing to do its job in funding the probation department will leave sex offenders, domestic abusers and juvenile delinquents unsupervised, and that is not a good thing for the community," he said. 1,519 adult felons on probation 1,300 DUI offenders around 200 juveniles on supervision Quad-Cities Online June 9, 1010
    • Consequences of Missouri’s Medicaid Cutbacks • Researchers at the Urban Institute found that following cutbacks the number of uninsured people in the state increased, hospitals faced greater demand for uncompensated care and community health centers faced revenue shortfalls that forced staffing cuts. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.28.2.w335. Study prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
    • Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Children, Mothers, Men and Families • Ensure no disproportionate cuts to community behavioral healthcare: – DHS-DMH proposed cuts of $91 million GRF and loss of federal funding will result in a 40% reduction from FY’10 community MH contracted levels*. *DHS proposed 2011 budget briefing materials • Issue continuation contracts to CBHC providers for six months @ 2010 funding levels. • Significantly reduce provider payment cycles. • Eliminate wasteful redundancies in state silos. – Sign HB 5124 - Sponsored by Representative Chapin Rose.
    • Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Children, Mothers, Men and Families • Ask Washington to include or require that safety net providers are part of: – ARRA payments, – infrastructure development, • H.R. 5040, HITECH Extension for BH Services Act – P. Kennedy (D-RI) T. Murphy (R-PA) – enhanced Medicaid.