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Illinois Approves Bi-Partisan Budget Preserving Funding for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

CHICAGO – Today, Thresholds applauds Governor Rauner and members of the General Assembly for prioritizing the best interests of Illinoisans by coming together to agree on a timely, bi-partisan state budget that preserves critical funding for mental health and substance…
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Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use

Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use On strongly bi-partisan votes, the Illinois House and Senate have approved SB2951 – a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will make Illinois…
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Illinois Approved for $2B in Mental Health and Substance Use Projects through Medicaid Waiver

Approval of 1115 Medicaid Waiver lends promise to future mental health treatment system in Illinois. Yesterday, mental health and substance use advocates were excited to receive Governor Rauner’s announcement that the federal government approved Illinois’ long-anticipated 1115 Medicaid Waiver proposal. This…
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Illinois’ healthcare system must expand to include evidence-informed services, specifically for young adults

Illinois’ current system of care has not adapted to meet the mental health needs of today’s youths and young adults. A vast and increasing number of 26 year-olds are still financially dependent on or living with their families. Similarly, the…
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Thresholds response to Governor Rauner’s annual budget address

Illinois’ budget must put the state’s opioid epidemic and mental health crisis front-and-center in more than name only CHICAGO, IL – Yesterday, Governor Rauner outlined spending priorities in his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. While we were pleased…
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Thresholds’ Response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

CHICAGO, IL – This afternoon, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivered the annual State of the State address. He began today’s speech by referencing Jane Addams as one of the noteworthy Illinoisans upon whose shoulders we stand as we look to…
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Thresholds opposes Medicaid work requirements and other barriers jeopardizing access to healthcare

CHICAGO, IL – Thresholds opposes any changes to Medicaid which create unnecessary barriers to accessing healthcare, including work requirements. Recently, the federal government issued a notice encouraging states to consider imposing additional restrictions in order to qualify for healthcare through…
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Thresholds Responds to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

Adequately funded budget, investments in mental health are keys to accomplishing Rauner’s goals Chicago, IL – Today, Governor Rauner delivered his second State of the State Address amidst the continuing budget impasse. Critical, life-saving services are disappearing every day that…
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