In recent years, the Title X Family Planning has faced ongoing political attacks, which has confused patients and removed desperately needed coverage for family planning services. As these political roller coasters continue to affect Illinois families statewide, we must fight to ensure that the program continues.
We’re asking the State of Illinois to commit to strengthening the Family Planning Program and funding. The ability to determine when and how someone decides to start a family impacts so many different aspects of their lives—from being able to pursue educational degrees and advanced training, to pursuing careers that offer more stability, to being able to simply provide for the children people already have.
The Family Planning Program is a vital piece of Illinois' social safety net and Illinois families need it to be intact and fully funded.
Take action with us! Email your member of the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pritzker now to tell him how important the family planning program is to you.
By 2025, the state is looking at a 14,395 shortfall of nurses. And that’s on top of the current shortage. The Nurse Licensure Compact (SB 2068/HB 4269) is a modern licensure solution for today’s health care, which allows for nurses to practice across state lines in either direct care or telehealth. It would protect Illinois nurses and create more job opportunities.
Why is this important to Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood of Illinois sees nearly 70,000 patients each year. As states around Illinois ban access to safe and legal abortion, there’s is a significant and growing need for Illinois providers to be able to deliver quality health care with quality health care professionals. This bill will allow Planned Parenthood of Illinois to staff up and meet the growing need coming our way.
Take action now to support SB 2068/HB 4269.
Sponsored by State Representative Delia Ramirez
The ongoing global pandemic has highlighted all the ways in which public health is interdependent: health care access for all ensures the health of all Illinoisans, which is especially important when roughly two in ten Illinoisans are immigrants.
If passed, HB 4437, Healthy Illinois for All, will expand the Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults program.
This would provide comprehensive, affordable health coverage to the remainder of uninsured low-income immigrants in Illinois (approximately 149,000 people).
Being uninsured can delay care and testing, translating into avoidable emergency room visits and hospitalizations, which can then turn into sky-rocketing charity care costs borne primarily by safety-net hospitals.
Use the button below to take action now, in support of HB 4437.