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Durbin, Duckworth request Senate keep increased funding for HCBS in COVID-19 relief package

Illinois’ two Democratic senators joined nearly two dozen U.S. senators in calling for increased Medicaid funding for home and community-based services to remain in Congress' next COVID-19 relief bill.
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Durbin, Duckworth call for more vaccine distribution to Illinois’ community health centers

Illinois’ two Democratic senators are calling on the federal government to give the state’s community health centers higher priority under a federal program administering COVID-19 vaccines.
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Durbin, Schneider introduce plan to bolster PPE, testing supplies

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, have introduced a plan they say will address the national shortage of personal protective equipment and testing supplies.
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Report: Illinois made $3.8 million in payments for Medicaid beneficiaries with concurrent eligibility in another state

Illinois made an estimated $3.8 million in August 2018 capitation payments on behalf of beneficiaries who were concurrently eligible and residing in another state, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.
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